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3000 bookings received for seaplane service in Gujarat after launch by PM Modi

New Delhi: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the seaplane service between Sabarmati riverfront and Statue of Unity, SpiceJet received 3000 bookings, said its managing director Ajay Singh.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modiji encouraged us a lot to begin this flight and today he not only inaugurated the flight, but he was also our first passenger. This the country’s first scheduled sea plane service that will connect Statue of Unity to Ahmedabad,” Singh told media persons.

“We will be trying to connect Statue of Unity with other cities. Our first attempt will be to connect Surat. The existing (one-way) fares will be between Rs 1500-5000… It is not like any other common flight. It is a special experience as it would fly at low altitudes from where the surrounding beauty can be seen near Statue of Unity. People who have a habit of uploading pictures of social media will be able to capture very good pictures on this flight,” he added.

SpiceJet is now mulling to introduce seaplane services in between Port Blair and Havelock in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kaziranga in Assam, Delhi to Naini lake, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Tehri Dam.

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