India's SpiceJet set to launch Dubai flights
SpiceJet, India's low cost airline, is set to launch flights to Dubai later this month.
The carrier, India's second largest budget flyer, said Dubai would be its third international service and would launch later this month.
SpiceJet is connecting Dubai with daily services to India`s two biggest metros Delhi and Mumbai and inaugural flights are set to begin on June 25.
It said tickets for Delhi-Dubai and Mumbai-Dubai flights will be available for booking from Friday.
"The Government of India has taken substantial and positive steps to open the market and allowing private carriers to connect with new international destinations," said SpiceJet CEO Neil Mills in comments published in the Indian media.
"To leverage the opportunity and offer quality services at affordable price to our guests, we are pleased to announce the launch of flights to Dubai with more exciting destinations coming soon."
Mills said in April that Spicejet has been approached by several Gulf-based and Southeast Asian airlines.
"We have been approached by several Gulf and Southeast Asian airlines, all on a tentative basis," he said.