SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) will launch a daily Dash 8-400-operated service from its Delhi base to Kanpur from July 3 inaugurating yet another new route incentivised by India's Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS/UDAN).

The low-cost carrier was awarded the route as part of the initial RCS/UDAN batch in March 2017 but, according to the Hindustan Times, then delayed the actual launch of operations earlier this year because of a conflict with Delhi International Airport regarding terminal usage.

Air Odisha (Bhubaneswar) has also been awarded RCS rights to serve Kanpur from both Delhi and Varanasi but has yet to launch its operations to the second largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. According to the ch-aviation routes module, the airport last saw scheduled operations in 2016 when the Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) subsidiary dropped its own service from/to Delhi.