The budget carrier Spice Jet has commenced the Second direct flight
operations from Hyderabad, Telangana to
Post the successful launch of flight operations by Alliance Air on the
Hyderabad – Nashik route, SpiceJet has become the second airline to commence
direct flight operations on this route. SpiceJet was awarded the Hyderabad –
Nashik route under the RCS-UDAN-2 bidding process.
The airline provided
Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under the UDAN scheme to keep accessible for the
The airline is being provided Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under the UDAN
scheme to keep the fares affordable & accessible for the common people. The
airline will be operating four weekly flights and will deploy its 78-seater
Q400 aircraft. The duration of the flight is 90 minutes.
Nashik the 14th
destination to be connected under UDAN by SpiceJet; a pilgrim tourist
The Hyderabad – Nashik route received a massive demand from the passengers
owing to the trade & tourism opportunities possessed by the Nashik city.
Nashik is also called the city of pilgrimage. It is one of the 4 pilgrimage
sites that organises Kumbh Mela which is held once every 12 years. The gateway
city for the Shirdi Sai Temple & Trimbakeshwar Temple, Nashik in itself is
a pilgrim tourist destination due to the presence of holy temples.
Moreover, it is also known as the Grape and Wine capital of India..
Furthermore, the city is home to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Aircraft
Division Nashik that manufactures MiG & Su aircrafts along with K-13
missiles. In addition to these, Nashik has also been a cluster for many big
manufacturers like Mahindra & Mahindra, Bosch, ABB, Crompton Greaves,
ThyssenKrupp, CEAT and a host of other industries.
Bhujbal, Maharshtra Minister flagged off the
flight operations at the Nashik Airport. The officials of the Ministry of Civil
Aviation (MoCA) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) were also present at