India’s SpiceJet Adds Daily Flights Between Mumbai and Hong Kong

Jun 29, 2019

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This story first appeared on our content partner Live from a Lounge, an aviation-focused blog based in India. The story appears on our site largely as it appeared on Live from a Lounge. Here is a link to the original post: SpiceJet adds daily Mumbai — Hong Kong flights

Back in April 2019, SpiceJet put out a press release announcing that it would launch flights from Mumbai to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Hong Kong; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Kathmandu, Nepal, by the end of May. Since then, SpiceJet started flying Mumbai — Bangkok on May 17 and announced Mumbai — Jeddah, with the first flight scheduled for July 5. With SpiceJet securing a part of Jet Airways’ bilateral rights on a temporary basis, it further added flights to Jeddah from Delhi, to Dhaka from both Mumbai and Delhi, and to Riyadh from Mumbai using an ex-Jet Airways 737-800.

Now, SpiceJet has announced yet another international route using the temporary bilateral rights allocated to it: daily Mumbai-Hong Kong flights. The first flight is scheduled for July 31, and for now, tickets are available for sale until Sept. 30. The schedule for the flight is:

SG41 BOM0105 — 0940HKG 737 D
SG42 HKG1215 — 1520BOM 737 D

SpiceJet will deploy two-class ex-Jet Airways 737-800 on this route. 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 the future SpiceJet does launch SpiceBiz on international routes, there is a chance the carrier will reaccommodate you to normal SpiceMAX seats instead of these recliner business class seats.

Let’s hope SpiceJet’s Mumbai-Hong Kong flights have a better on-time arrival and departure from Hong Kong than SpiceJet’s Delhi — Hong Kong flights, which are consistently delayed.

Out of the routes announced by SpiceJet back in April, only flights to Kathmandu and Colombo remain to be added. Air India is also rumored to be adding a Mumbai-Hong Kong flight.

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