Since January 7th and 8th, India’s carrier SpiceJet has started the year by recommencing some more international routes. While some airlines are scaling back domestic operations in India amid the COVID surge, SpiceJet has started flights to connect with three Indian states. SpiceJet is reportedly witnessing good demand for these latest flights to the Middle East.
SpiceJet has started flying to Sharjah from Indian cities like Pune, Mangaluru, and Madurai. The carrier will begin its Mangalore-Sharjah operations on Monday and will fly on this sector four times weekly, according to the airline’s website. These latest flights from SpiceJet come at a time when domestic operations in India have been impacted by another COVID wave fueled by the new Omicron variant. However, passenger demand between India and the Middle East remains perennially high, and SpiceJet will hope to benefit from that.
Of course, all COVID protocols remain in place for international passengers, including submitting a negative RT-PCR test report and a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal, etc.