SpiceJet, India's second-biggest budget carrier by market share will be launching new services to Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu from New Delhi and Mumbai. The no frill carrier has taken this step in a bid to expand its reach to smaller cities. The airline would be starting its flight connecting Tiruchirapalli with Delhi and Mumbai via Chennai from January 15, 2013.
Consequently with the launch of these flights, Tiruchirapalli would now be connected to national network. The airline would deploy its newly-acquired Bombardier Q400 aircraft for enhancing connectivity to Tier II and Tier III cities. The Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft can accommodate 78 passengers.
Besides, the airline company has launched new flights connecting Chennai and Mysore (via Bangalore) and Puducherry and Bangalore. The budget carrier has opened booking of tickets for these destinations; commercial flights would commence from January 14 and January 17, to Mysore and Puducherry respectively.