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Budget carrier SpiceJet is set to launch its first international flight from Thiruvananthapuram this month with a daily service to Malé.
With the launch of the new flight from May 10, the capital city of the Maldives will be connected to two destinations in Kerala — Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, an airline official said.
The new flight will be operated with Bombardier Q400, which has a seating capacity of 78.
The Gurugram-based budget airline operates 342 average daily flights to 46 destinations – 39 domestic and 7 international.
The airline has offered special introductory fares for the Thiruvananthapuram-Malé flight, the official added.
SpiceJet had earlier announced the launch of a flight service to Dhaka from Kolkata from May 16.
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Spicejet is a low-cost airline headquartered in Gurgaon, India. It is the third largest airline in the country by the number of passengers carried, with a market share of 13.2% as of March 2017. The airline operates 312 daily flights to 55 destinations, including 45 Indian and 10 international destinations from its hubs at Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
Established as air taxi provider ModiLuft in 1994, the company was acquired by Indian entrepreneur Ajay Singh in 2004 and re-christened as SpiceJet. The airline operated its first flight in May 2005. Indian media baron Kalanithi Maran acquired a controlling stake in SpiceJet in June 2010 through Sun Group which was sold back to Ajay Singh in January 2015. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737 and Bombardier Dash aircraft.