New Delhi: Home provider SpiceJet has introduced its foray into the SeaPlane Companies in India. The launch of the SeaPlane Service service falls on the beginning anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
The corporate is all set to launch its SeaPlane Service on Ahmedabad-Kevadia route on October 31 with fares beginning at Rs 1500. SpiceJet will function two day by day flights on the mentioned route.
The all-inclusive one-way fares will start at Rs 1500 below the UDAN scheme and tickets shall be out there on www.spiceshuttle.com from October 30. SpiceJet shall be utilizing a 15-seater Twin Otter 300 plane for these flights.
The plane will depart from the Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad at 10:15 am and can attain the Statue of Unity, Kevadia at 10:45 am. Twin Otter 300 is fitted with environment friendly Twin Turboprop Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27 engines.
SpiceJet has carried out seaplane trials in India since 2017 and explored air connectivity by means of water our bodies equivalent to rivers or inland waterways. First part trials of the land aircraft have been carried out in Nagpur and Guwahati, the second part trials of Amphibious planes have been held at Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty.
Amphibious planes are dependable, robust and resilient and might take off and land from locations that shouldn’t have touchdown strips or runways and water our bodies, thus reaching areas that lack different modes of transport or ample infrastructure. Dependable, robust and resilient these smaller mounted wing plane can land on water our bodies, gravel and grass.
Seaplanes can land in water our bodies like lakes, backwaters and dams thus providing quick access to quite a few vacationer spots as effectively.
SpiceJet has secured 18 seaplane routes below the UDAN which incorporates – Ahmedabad-Kevadia (Sabarmati River Entrance to Statue of Unity, Sardar Sarovar), Agatti-Minicoy, Agatti-Kavaratti amongst others. The brand new launch marks one more profitable starting of the final mile connectivity by SpiceJet by means of sea aircraft service below the UDAN scheme.
Areas within the North East, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andaman, Lakshadweep and different coastal areas are a couple of locations which can be being evaluated for amphibious aircraft operations.