SpiceJet will operate two daily flights using wet leased Twin Otter aircraft from Maldivian Aero. PM Modi is expected to inaugurate and travel on first flight.
SpiceJet will launch its first sea plane service between Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad and Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat from Saturday with oneway fares starting Rs 1,500.
The airline will operate two daily flights on the route using wet leased Twin Otter aircraft from Maldivian Aero.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate and travel on the first flight.
The aircraft can seat 14 passengers who will be entitled to carry upto seven kilograms of luggage per person.
An airline employee will make safety announcements and assist passengers on board.
SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh said that the sea plane service will cut down the travel time between Ahmedabad and Kevadia to thirty minutes and help boost tourism.
Currently the travel time by road is around four hours.
The airline said the launch follows successful trials of sea plane at Nagpur, Guwahati and Mumbai.
It has approval to start similar service on eighteen routes under regional connectivity scheme.
Photograph: Courtesy, Maldivian Aero