SpiceJet operates repatriation flight from Amsterdam to India with 269 Indians


New Delhi, August 2

SpiceJet stated it operated its maiden long-haul constitution flight from Amsterdam to Bengaluru and Hyderabad on Sunday carrying 269 Indians.

The low-cost service stated in a press launch it had chartered a wide-body A330 neo plane from Portugese airline Hi Fly for this flight from Amsterdam within the Netherlands.

While the Amsterdam-Bengaluru leg of the flight had the Hi Fly’s name signal 5K471, the Bengaluru-Hyderabad leg had the SpiceJet’s name signal SG471.

“The flight arrived in Bengaluru at 8.58 am IST and the same aircraft then proceeded to Hyderabad with the remaining passengers,” SpiceJet stated.

The twin-aisle A330neo plane utilized by SpiceJet has a configuration of 353 economic system and 18 enterprise class seats.

Scheduled worldwide passenger flights proceed to stay suspended in India since March 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, particular worldwide constitution flights, permitted by the Indian aviation regulator DGCA, have been working as normal.

The aviation sector has been considerably impacted because of the journey restrictions imposed in India and different international locations in view of the pandemic. All airways in India have taken cost-cutting measures comparable to pay cuts, leave-without-pay and firings of workers with a purpose to preserve money. PTI



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