SpiceJet temporarily suspends most international flights till April-end amid coronavirus pandemic scare
SpiceJet's Kolkata-Dhaka flight would continue to operate as per schedule.
New Delhi: SpiceJet has announced that it was "forced" to suspend majority of its international flight operations from Saturday till the end of the next month due to the "unprecedented situation" arising over the novel coronavirus pandemic.
SpiceJet: We are forced to temporarily suspend majority of our international operations from March 21 till April 30. We will resume the suspended flights as soon as the situation normalises. #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/A7MMs8tOii
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Major airlines across the world have been curtailing their flight operations drastically as the aviation industry has been hit hard after many countries, including India, have partially sealed their borders amid the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 ( Coronavirus disease 2019).
"In view of the unprecedented situation arising due to COVID-19 , SpiceJet is forced to temporarily suspend majority of its international operations from 21 March till 30 April, 2020," a SpiceJet spokesperson stated on Thursday.
"We will resume the suspended flights as soon as the situation normalises."
The spokesperson, however, said the airline's Kolkata-Dhaka flight would continue to operate as per schedule.
"Our Chennai-Colombo flight will restart from the 25 March, 2020, while our Delhi-Dubai and Mumbai-Dubai flights will resume from 16 April, 2020," the official added.
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