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Spicejet first to use Bangalore airport’s new electronic boarding gate

Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.

Gurugram based low fare carrier SpiceJet is the first airline to use the new electronic board gates at the Kempegowda airport in Bangalore. Spicejet’s departure control system is integrated with the e-Gates and allows passengers to board by self scanning their boarding passes, whether on paper, mobile, or smart watches. The system verifies the pass, and opens the gate is …

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SpiceJet Q3FY17 results analysis: severe turbulence ahead

SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 VT-SPJ. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Spicejet reported its third quarter (ending December 31) results for the fiscal year ending March 31 2017 (FY2017). With earnings of Rs 181.1 crores, the results were below expectations. As was the case with its competitors, consistent fare sales and aggressive capacity addition added to the revenue pressure but as SpiceJet usually leads in the fare sales and demand stimulation, …

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Spicejet scores highest On Time Performance at Delhi

Low cost carrier SpiceJet has maintained the highest on time performance (OTP) of all the domestic carriers operating from Delhi Airport in the month of December. Winter usually sees many delays and diversions in the smog of the capital – SpiceJet has posted the highest OTP at the metro for the last three months. Coming in the second slot was …

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SpiceJet Q1FY17 results analysis

Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.

SpiceJetJet reported numbers for the first quarter and the earnings did not disappoint. For the quarter ending 30 June 2016, the airline reported a net profit of INR 149 crores with the same fleet as the previous quarter. The impact on the share prices was almost immediate with almost a 20% rise to INR 67.7 per share. An analysis of …

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Spicejet’s new TV commercials promote hot food and SpiceMAX service

SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 VT-SPJ. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Budget carrier Spicejet is preparing to launch a fresh television advertising initiative focussed on their hot food and premium economy type SpiceMAX service. Arch rival IndiGo does not provide hot meals on board its flights, nor does it offer a service comparable to SpiceMAX. The TV commercials focus on the additional leg room offered, hot meals, eliminating queues, using daily …

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SpiceJet’s record profits & turn-around. Fiscal 15-16 results analysis

Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.

SpiceJet has reported its highest ever profit of Rs 407 crores for the financial year ending 31 March 2016. For the quarter ending 31 March 2016, the airline reported a net profit of Rs 73 crores. Strong performance indeed, considering that the airline had reported a loss of Rs 687 crores for the last financial year. Operational performance A look …

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SpiceJet Q3 FY2016 results analysis – record profits on the path of recovery

SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 VT-SPJ. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

SpiceJet reported its highest ever profit of Rs 238 crores for fiscal year 2015-16, third quarter ending December 31, 2015. With revenues of Rs 1,439 crores, this continues the upward climb for SpiceJet. A phoenix rising Last year during this same period SpiceJet was in turmoil, on the brink of a shut-down with auditors doubting its ability to continue as …

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SpiceJet increases frequencies on south India and Kabul routes

SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 Dash 8 VT-SUB lands at Kempegowda airport Bangalore. Photo by Vedant Agarwal. All rights reserved.

Gurgaon based low fare carrier SpiceJet has increased its frequencies on certain south India routes, and on its Delhi Kabul route. The carrier will increase frequency on the Kabul route to five times a week, from the existing three a week from February 8, 2016. The airline has also added additional flights on its Chennai Hyderabad, Chennai Kochi, Bangalore Vijayawada, …

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SpiceJet adds 137 new connections to it’s flight schedule

SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 Dash 8 VT-SUB lands at Kempegowda airport Bangalore. Photo by Vedant Agarwal. All rights reserved.

Low cost carrier SpiceJet announced the addition of three new flights and 137 new connections to its current network. All of these new flights and connections are between cities currently served by the airline. The new flights being added effective 29 August 2015 are Delhi: 1. Guwahati – Agartala vv (daily) 2. Bengaluru – Kolkata – Guwahati vv (daily) 3. …

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Qatar Airways in talks with IndiGo, denies interest in SpiceJet

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner A7-BCF.

National carrier Qatar Airways has issued a statement denying any interest in picking up a stake in Gurgaon based SpiceJet. The middle-eastern carrier says This release is to confirm that Qatar Airways is not in talks to pursue a commercial stake in SpiceJet. There is no interest from the airline to engage in a partnership with the Gurgaon-based airline. Qatar …

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Spicejet offers tickets on EMI

Low cost carrier Spicejet, has launched an Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) scheme called ‘Book Now, Pay Later’. The scheme allows passengers to save up to 70% interest on deferred/delayed payment interest costs relative to traditional credit card fees and is valid on credit cards of Axis Bank, HSBC Bank, Kotak Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank which are issued in India. …

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Infographics: Domestic performance of Indian carriers over last 12 months

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

Bangalore Aviation has produced a set of graphics which provide significant insight in the domestic operating performance of Indian carriers for the last 12 months. The source data is obtained from India’s regulator The Directorate General of Civil Aviation. On time performance One of the key selling points of IndiGo, India’s largest domestic airline, is, on time performance (OTP). As …

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Indian airlines reduce fares, carry free supplies to aid Nepal earthquake relief

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

Disasters bring out the best in people, and Indian airlines are no exception. Following the deadly earthquake in Nepal, all four Indian carriers operating to Kathmandu, Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet, are putting their best feet (or wings) forward, and pitching in to support the aid efforts directed towards the stricken Himalayan nation. Additional flights Indian carriers were …

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SpiceJet selling limited edition scale models of its Boeing 737

SpiceJet VT-SZK Red Chilli collector's edition scale models 1:100 plastic and 1:200 metal.

Fellow aviation geeks alert. Budget carrier SpiceJet is selling special limited edition scale models of its Boeing 737-800 VT-SZK, something sure to be of interest to dedicated model collectors like me. This is the first time I have seen an Indian airline selling these high quality models. VT-SZK is Red Chilli the airline’s flagship aircraft wearing the special ‘with all …

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Spicejet Q400 skids off runway at Hubli

SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 Dash 8 VT-SUB lands at Kempegowda airport Bangalore. Photo by Vedant Agarwal. All rights reserved.

A Spicejet Bombardier Q400 operating flight SG1085 from Bangalore to Hubli had a runway excursion on landing at Hubli Airport. The aircraft which was carrying 78 passengers and crew had landed on the runway at around 19.10 local and when it veered off the runway and came to a halt with the left main landing gear collapsed. The aircraft was …

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TigerAir terminates SpiceJet agreement due to latter’s network changes

SpiceJet and TigerAir announcing their interline partnership in December 2013 which has now been terminated.

A SpiceJet spokesperson has confirmed that its year old passenger inter-line agreement with Singapore based low cost carrier TigerAir has been “terminated based on mutual decision [since SpiceJet’s] network changes made it no longer commercially worth doing.” As per reports in The Business Standard and The Economic Times, Tiger had terminated the agreement due to SpiceJet’s “non-performance”. The financially troubled …

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