SpiceJet further expands to Riyadh, Dhaka and Jeddah

Back in April 2019, SpiceJet put out a presser announcing that it will launch flights to Jeddah, Hong Kong, Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh and Kathmandu from Mumbai by May-end. Since then, SpiceJet started flying on Mumbai – Bangkok from May 17, 2019, and announced Mumbai – Jeddah, with the first flight scheduled for July 5, 2019.

SpiceJet has now announced a slew of new international flights from Mumbai and Delhi, which are all daily operations.

Mumbai – Riyadh

SG19 BOM2110 – 2310RUH 737 D
SG20 RUH0010 – 0710BOM 737 D

The first flight is scheduled for August 15, 2019. Jet Airways used to operate Mumbai – Riyadh. 9W 524/523 with a similar schedule.

Mumbai – Dhaka

SG63 BOM0855 – 1220DAC 737 D
SG64 DAC1320 – 1615BOM 737 D

The first flight is scheduled for July 25, 2019. Jet Airways used to operate daily Mumbai – Dhaka flights 9W276/275 with the exact same schedule.

Delhi – Dhaka

SG39 DEL0740 – 1030DAC 737 D
SG40 DAC1130 – 1330BOM 737 D

The first flight is scheduled for July 31, 2019.

Delhi – Jeddah

SG65 DEL1345 – 1700JED 737 D
SG66 JED1750 – 0140(+1 day)DEL 737 D

The first flight is scheduled for July 31, 2019.

For now, the above flights are available for booking till September 30, 2019. Looks like these flights are added using the bilateral rights held by Jet Airways which were distributed among Indian airlines on a temporary basis. If that’s the case, it looks like SpiceJet got the bilateral rights that they actually wanted to add flights from Mumbai.

SpiceJet will compete with both Air India and Saudia on Mumbai – Riyadh route. The Mumbai – Dhaka route will be a monopoly route for SpiceJet. Jet Airways used to operate double daily flights on the Delhi – Dhaka route.

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SpiceJet will deploy a two-class ex-Jet Airways 737-800 on all the above routes. As of now, SpiceJet is selling the business class seats as SpiceMAX for a marginal premium over regular economy tickets, so it is sort of a good deal. But if in future SpiceJet does launch SpiceBiz on international routes, there is a chance they will re-accommodate you to normal SpiceMAX seats instead of these recliner business class seats.

We do know that SpiceJet has been allocated international rights, earlier given to Jet Airways, to add 77 weekly flights. Let’s see when will SpiceJet launch flights to Hong Kong, Kathmandu and Colombo from Mumbai.

Will you book one of the new international flights launched by SpiceJet?


  1. You may want to share an update on the delayed launch of DME-BOM-DME from 2nd Jul to 17th Sep, which barely a weeks notice. Thanks..

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