India’s Spice Jet, the country’s second largest budget carrier, will start flying to Sri Lanka daily from Chennai from the 09th of next month, after the airline received official nod to start international services.
The airline is selling online a Colombo – Chennai ticket at 5,098 rupees and Chennai – Colombo ticket at 3,185 making a total of 8,283 rupees for the return fare including taxes. Spice Jet will fly to Kathmandu in Nepal from October 07. India approves private airlines to fly overseas after a carrier completes five years of operations and has a fleet of 20 aircraft.
Samyukth Sridharan, chief commercial officer of Spice Jet was quoted as saying by India’s Business Standard newspaper that connecting Colombo and Kathmandu from India strengthens our relationship and enables passengers to explore these destinations of choice at the most fascinating fares. He said they are delighted to welcome Colombo and Kathmandu as a part of our new global network, and look forward to extending our hospitality to our passengers in this new phase of growth.”