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SpiceJet offers low cost flight between Kathmandu-Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

SpiceJet, the leading private airline of has started operating flights between and from Thursday, offering low cost airfare.

The started its scheduled flight to as its first international destination.

The airlines' 189 seater Boeing 737-800 landed in Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday with Samyukth Sridharan, the chief commercial officer of SpiceJet, on board the inaugural flight.
"As is observing Tourism Year next year, we are eager to help the tourism industry here by bringing more tourists from India", said Sridharan.

"Our low airfare will be beneficial to both the Nepali as well as Indian air passengers. We are getting great response from as we flew in 173 passengers with more than 90 per cent of our total capacity in the first flight," he said.
is currently operating flights to and from six days a week.
SpiceJet, known for its low cost service, opened up with NRs 3,000 one way air fare between Kathmandu and Delhi and is offering as less as Rs 2,400 per flight, he said.
Before SpiceJet's introduction the minimum rate for Kathmandu-Delhi flight was NRs 6,000.
He said that the airline is planning to operate three flights a day between Kathmandu and Indian cities in the near future.

First Published: Sat, October 09 2010. 15:23 IST