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Dubai: SpiceJet Now Connects Mangalore Via Mumbai

Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai

Dubai, Jun 27: SpiceJet Airline which started Dubai - Mumbai flight operations recently is now connecting Mangalore via Mumbai airport. The current schedule may not be convienent for coastal based passengers, but for those who can afford to stay a night in Mumbai this may be the best option.

The flight takes off from Dubai at 2.45 pm and arrives in Mumbai at 7.15 pm. The connecting flight to Mangalore takes off at 10.25 am the next day, and will arrive in Mangalore at 11.55 am.

The return flight from Mangalore takes off at 12.55 pm, and arrives in Mumbai at 1.55 pm. It connect to Dubai from Mumbai airport at 8.30 pm, and lands in Dubai at 9.55 pm.

This was revealed by SpiceJet at a press conference held at Great Room of Hotel Le Meridien, Dubai on Tuesday June 26.


The CEO of SpiceJet British/South African Neil Raymond Mills who addressed the press meet also announced the launch of their Dubai operations with daily flights from Dubai to Mumbai and Delhi. SpiceJet’s new generation Boeing 737-800s took off on its debut flight from terminal 1 to Delhi and Mumbai. With this, SpiceJet has assured to offer and open up new routes for a wider choice of flights to customers.

When daijiworld asked about the possibilites of direct flights to Mangalore, the CEO said “Spicejet is working on new destinations in India as well as in the GCC as the carrier has its eyes on expanding its coverage in phases. South Indian points are in our radar, and Mangalore is a destination very much on cards.”

“In India SpiceJet connects to all major cities including Mangalore. Hence, even now Dubai-Mumbai-Mangalore should be a good option for Mangalore-bound passengers, until Dubai-Mangalore direct flight is launched, said the CEO.

"Opening up Dubai is a milestone for us as it will offer us an opportunity to serve the large Indian and Western expatriate community along with the UAE citizens with an affordable flying option," said Spicejet Chief Executive Officer Neil Mills.

SpiceJet currently operates in two international routes, Delhi-Kathmandu and Chennai-Colombo, and now Dubai has become their third global destination. In the Indian domestic market SpiceJet connects 34 points with a fleet of 42 aircraft, flying over 40,000 passengers per day. Mills added that as a low fare airline, SpiceJet’s philosophy behind pricing policy is to ensure affordable flight fares to its customers.

Stan Ageira attended the press conference on behlaf of daijiworld. Karnataka NRI forum co-ordinator Rajesh Sequiera was also present

About SpiceJet:

SpiceJet is India’s most preferred airline with 18.5% market share in domestic market, delivering lowest air fares with highest consumer value. The airline has its corporate office in Delhi and operates more than 275 daily flights to 34 Indian cities and 3 international destinations. Spicejet has acquired 7 new Bombardier Q400 for enhancing connectivity to Tier II and Tier III cities. Spicejet has won several awards including India’s most outstanding Airline LCC-Domestic Award, CIO 100 Award in IT efforts for customer satisfaction-Business growth category, World Travel Market Award for multichannel approach in distribution and National Award for excellence in cost management.

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    Thu, Sep 6 2012

    Iam looking flight from mangalore-mumbai-dubai connection flight

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  • Christopher D'Cunha, M'lore/AUH

    Fri, Jun 29 2012

    What is so great about from Abu Dhabi to Mangalore. 12 hrs while going and 7 hrs while coming, at resent ticket fair is only INR-24491/- only.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Fri, Jun 29 2012

    This is a Spicy news. Thanks SPICE JET for you now connect Mangalore via Mumbai. It is all right if we have stay overnight.

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  • Victor, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 28 2012

    This is what Aviation ministry playing with sentiments of people.Please provide the direct flights to mangalore with reasonable price.

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  • Victor Alvares, Mangalore/Muscat

    Thu, Jun 28 2012

    First of all, thanks to those who tried whatever bit they can do. I can see picture Mr.Rajesh sequeira who can not be forgotten for what he has done for landing flights in Bajpe.

    Honestly, the present flight schedule has no charm at all. I would prefer flying AIE than this one because which fool will wait for a day for reaching Mangalore?

    My request to Daijiworld (who played a major role in landing the flights to Mangalore) is that we need to put pressure on our elected reps by campaigning for Intl Airport. The campaign should revolve around vote bank. the theme should be: "Vote for the leader who made Bajpe intl airport". This is the only language politicians understand. Enough is enough. Lies after lies by Moily and Oscar. Let them give an account of what they did in this direction.

    Honestly, I feel that Sonia's close confidants may be advising against declaring it as an Intl airport considering the risk.

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  • Muneer, udupi

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Please start a direct flight from muscat to mangalore

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    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    too good , but also think about bangalore

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  • shanu, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    No use there are connecting flights.But Please try to put Flights direct from Dubai -Manglore then its good news for all.It will save time & can travel safely without any tensions.We all Facing problem from Air-India Express.

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  • Ahmed , Yanbu K.S.A

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear Mr.Neil Raymond Mills we want Flight's from Jeddah / Dammam / Riyad to Mumbai / Delhi / Mangalore please.

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  • Justice Smith, Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dr.S kamath
    Can u tell us how concrete runway will make the pilot to identify the runway in between greenary.Flights do land during night and no one can dIfferenciate between greenary and runway.Well landing are managed by equipment inside aircraft.Mangalore runway is Perfect approved by DGCA.

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  • Dr S kamath , Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    The Runway in the Mangalore Airport need to be fully Concretized .When the Flight makes a landing it is difficult for the Pilot to recognise the Landing area as it is Mountain filled with greenery everywhere .A Good runway makes landing safe and easy .

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    More competition is required from International players at M'Lore airport, which is long overdue due to delay in upgrading the status at M'Lore. Spice jet and others may take the lead to do so to avoid further burden imposed by monopoly of AIE on Gulf/M'lore passengers.

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  • Mohammed , Bangalore/Dammam-KSA

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Mera number kab aayega...
    HOPE SOME DAY .....

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  • akshay, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Getting Intenational airport status and making other airlines fly to managlore remains unfilled dream for mangalorean particular lobby is behind this we need start a momentum against this Can Daiji world play a lead role make a forum and convert in to momentum probably we need file RTI to get the exact reason behind mangalore not getting international status also why other airlines don't get permission to fly Hope Daiji and other NRI forums will help on this

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  • Steven, Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    I think as first step we should appreciate this step with spice jet as an option to fly to mangalore even if required to spend a night in Mumbai and fly the next day. It is better than either waiting at airport not knowing for sure if AIE will take off or even worse that you reach the airport only to know that the scheduled flight is cancelled. I am sure in the near future we will see direct flights to M'lore other than AIE for which we have to be patient and wait.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Manglore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Hi whoever working in abroad If we want direct flight to mangler first our airport should be d as a international airport but still it won't happend. instead of fighting or pulling legs in daijiworld just start signature campain, for that logon Mr veerapa moils personal website and send mail to him when you will work for the international airport?
    if anyone have better idea for this please post

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  • sumi, kuwait

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    This is the good news, but Please try to put weekly 2-3 day from Kuwait-Manglore also. We all here Facing problem from Air-India Express.

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  • Santhosh, Dubai / Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    I agree with Lydia lobo and Bhavna connecting flight to Mangalore via Mumbai that too next day..doesn't digest as i do not call this as connecting if it is for the same day then YES...the same with Jet Airways if all we want to travel by Jet Airways to Mangalore via Mumbai we have to spend nearly SIX hours in Mumbai airport..So in my opinion talking about connecting flights Jet Airways is better option rather than Spice Jet...anyways all the best and start direct flight from Dubai to Mangalore as soon as possible because we badly need a direct flight from other airlines...
    Rajesh Sequeira..attention to you...go ahead..

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  • Richard Pinto, Lower Bendore/Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Spice jet service (dept time and ground operations) is good between Mumbai-Mangalore-Mumbai.I think the Management is missing on one more route - Dubai-Banglaore-Mangalore and if the arrival time is anything in day or night the connection from Bangalore can be more feasible as many options for passengers to from namely - surface transport between Bangalore and Managalore is excellent. How about this route. The connection to Mangalore would be same day itself( just a matter of 8-10hours)depending upon each one's requirement.

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  • Roshith, Padubidri/Muscat

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Who ever done the effort to do this it is an utter waste . It looks like still we are 15 yrs back “One Day Stay at Mumbai !!!!!!!!” Please try something which is useful to people and don’t think about business always. If this flight from Direct Dubai-Mlore -Mumbai that’s also ok.

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  • sajith, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    hehe..htere also flight from dubai to delhi..and from delhi to mangalore..also flight from dubai to kochin .and kochin to delihi..
    also to dubai-bangalore - mangalore..

    my friends.. if you can waste 24 hr on yoiur journey instead of 3.50 hr..there also better option than this one..

    we can also use ship from dubai to mumbai to mangalore..but only difference is that it will take 25 days more...

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  • Vinayak, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Good news.... Its a break thru'. Return flight from M'lore to Dubai is quite convenient. But from Dubai its bit of more time consuming. Nevertheless, we dont have to face the hell like air india express. At Mr. Mills put forth that they are working on direct flights. The day it starts direct flights to M'lore from Dubai, I am sure they will never repent for the decision make. Hope air india pilots carry on their strike, while our govt. is forced to give private airlines to start their services.

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  • Cynthia Dsouza, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Thanks daijiworld for this info. Looking at the price, this is good option for Mumbai bound passengers. Also those who can afford to stay a night in Mumbai onwards Mangalore. Poor people surely can travel in this as price is too good. Thanks Spice and daijiworld

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  • Kevin, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    we want direct flight from dubai - mangalore - dubai. at the moment we do not have a choice other than air india express.

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  • jayant s, riyadh/suratkal

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Hamara Kya Hoga ??????????

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Mumbai - Manglore time thats more spicy.

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  • M.B.Anchan, kallianpura,Udupi

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Good news from Spice Jet.But why not start Direct Flight From Mangalore to Dammam (E.P.of Saudi Arabia.)Laks of Coastal Karnataka People working in Eastarn Provence Saudi Arabia.

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    No use, Utter waste of time as there are lots of other connections via mumbai and bangalore.

    we need direct flights. thats it

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  • Rahul, Mumbai - Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Prashanth Pinto, Mangalore/DubaiSpecial thanks to Rajesh sequeira

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  • Valentine DSouza, Pernal/Saudi Arabia

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    First of all We don't understand why the delay in announcing Mangalore as an International Airport Status than the present so called the Customs Airport. We from Saudi Arabia are eagerly waiting to have a direct flight from Dammam to Mangalroe or Riyadh to Mangalore. I don't think it will happen soon. Where is our Great Mr. V. Moily who promissed that Mangalore Airport will be d soon as an International Airport. It is more than 100 days completed after UP Elections. Why Mr. Ajit Singh still don't have any time to meet with Mr. Moily? Hope our Dream will remain as a Dream for ever..

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  • Naveen D'souza, VALENICIA,KUWAIT

    Wed, Jun 27 2012


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  • Bhavna, manglore-Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    The flight takes off from Dubai at 2.45 pm and arrives in Mumbai at 7.15 pm. The connecting flight to Mangalore takes off at 10.25 am the next day, and will arrive in Mangalore at 11.55 am.

    well arrival is next day then its reall difficult, i believe its an bad choice 2 travel ... we nor any passengers may go crazy in Airport... if its a direct flight 2 manglore then we have 2 welcome rather then flying next day...

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  • Venzil Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Good to know that spice jet is connecting to mangalore. all the best

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Well, flying Dubai-Mangalore via Mumbai is nothing new. Jet Airways already have this arrangement. We want direct Dubai-Mangaloore flights.

    Mangaloreans take risk of flying AIE only because it saves time. Stay overnight in Mumbai is not too good a news Spicejet have brought to people of Coastal Karnataka.

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Wow good news.... Special thanks to Rajesh sequeira for your efforts....

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