Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Direct Spice flight to Goa

Low-fare airline SpiceJet is planning to introduce non-stop flights between Calcutta and Goa from the winter of 2007. “Having strengthened our operations in eastern and southern India, our target now is western India,” Siddhanta Sharma, CEO, SpiceJet Ltd, said on Monday.
He was announcing the launch of the airline’s Calcutta-Hyderabad daily flight from February 4. The airline also plans to fly to Jaipur and Ahmedabad from Calcutta in a few months.
“A non-stop flight should not take more than two-and-a- half-hours to reach Goa from Calcutta. The journey time now is much more, as there is no direct flight,” said Sharma.
According to the initial plan, the flight will leave Calcutta at noon and reach the seaside destination at 2.30 pm.
SpiceJet’s Calcutta-Hyderabad flight will leave Calcutta at 2.15 pm and reach the destination at 4.15 pm.
23/01/07 The Telegraph