SpiceJet's maiden flight to Sharjah landed in the emirate's international airport where it was welcome with the traditional water cannon salute.
Spicejet's maiden flight which came from Varanasi, a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on a New Generation Boeing 737 (189 seater aircraft).
Sharjah is the Indian low fare airlines' second destination after Dubai. It is fast expanding its wings in international skies by connecting Sharjah with Varanasi and Lucknow through direct flight services. It currently operates four daily flights to Dubai from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kochi.
Direct flights to Lucknow via Sharjah will be launched on 13 March.
The Director General of Sharjah Airport Authority, Ali Salim Al Midfa, emphasised that the Airport will continue to provide the best services and facilities to Spicejet and to all other carriers operating through Sharjah and will ensure smooth and efficient operations "The Government of India has taken significant steps to open its sky for air service with other parts of the globe. To leverage the opportunity and offer quality services at affordable price to our guests, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new flight service to Sharjah from Varanasi and Lucknow" SpiceJet Chief Executive Officer, Neil Mills, said.