- Seaplanes can land in water bodies like lakes, backwaters and dams, which further enables the travellers to access various touristy spots
- The tickets for this service will be available on www.spiceshuttle.com, from the 30th of October (Friday)
- SpiceJet has secured 18 seaplane routes under the banner of UDAN
THoD Newsdesk, New Delhi: Domestic carrier SpiceJet, has announced the commencement of its SeaPlane Services in India. This airline company is all set to launch its SeaPlane Service on the Ahmedabad-Kevadia route, on the 31st of October and the fare for such a flight starts at ₹1500. On the aforementioned route, SpiceJet will operate two flights daily. The aircraft will depart from the Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad at 10:15 AM and will reach the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, at 10:45 AM.
Seaplanes can land in water bodies like lakes, backwaters and dams, which further enables the travellers to access various touristy spots. The tickets for this service will be available on www.spiceshuttle.com, from the 30th of October (Friday). SpiceJet will be using a 15-seater Twin Otter 300 aircraft for these flights.
SpiceJet has previously hosted seaplane trials in India since 2017 and they have explored the air connectivity front through water bodies such as rivers or inland waterways. The first phase trials of the land planes were conducted in Nagpur and Guwahati and the second phase trials of amphibious aircraft were held at Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty.
Amphibious planes are smaller fixed-wing aircraft which are reliable, tough and resilient. These can take off and land at places that do not have landing strips or runways and water bodies, thus reaching areas that lack other modes of transport or insufficient infrastructure. Regions in the North East, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andaman, Lakshadweep and other coastal areas, have also been evaluated for amphibious plane operations.
SpiceJet has secured 18 seaplane routes under the banner of UDAN which includes, Ahmedabad-Kevadia (Sabarmati River Front to Statue of Unity, Sardar Sarovar), Agatti-Minicoy and Agatti-Kavaratti among others. The new launch marks yet another successful beginning of the last mile connectivity by SpiceJet through seaplane service under the UDAN scheme.