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SpiceJet introduces hand baggage only fares starting at Rs 999

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

Following the DGCA’s decision to allow unbundling of check-in baggage, low fare carrier SpiceJet has introduced an ultra-low fare of just Rs 999 ($16) which only allows for hand baggage. These fares which compete head-on with 2AC train fares are valid for booking till April 29, 2015, for travel from July 1 to October 15. The airline says it is …

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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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It is official. Marans to transfer SpiceJet ownership to Ajay Singh

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

The announcement at the Bombay stock exchange by SpiceJet Ltd. says it all. Spicejet Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on January 15, 2015, inter-alia, has taken on record the proposal of the principal shareholder and Promoter, Mr. Kalanithi Maran and KAL Airways Private Limited to transfer the ownership, management …

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Spicejet turnaround requires a good risk appetite

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

SpiceJet has seen challenging times over the past 5 years. While numerous reasons can be cited for this ranging from network structure, fleet decisions, competition, ability to command a premium, management churn, market weakness and overall brand strength, the financial position of the airline as of today is quite challenging. Much is being reported about the possible funds infusion and/or …

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Opinion: Expect SpiceJet to get funds infusion with 30 days

SpiceJet is very close to finding a solution to its distressed cash position. I estimate the airline should get funding within the next 30 days, and would not be surprised if something is announced within the coming fortnight. The clues to this conclusion come from the actions of the airline, its second quarter results and the public statements of the …

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Spicejet Boeing 737-800 hits stray buffalo, airline suspends operations to city

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

A SpiceJet Boeing 737-800(WL) registration VT-SGK ‘Garlic’ performing flight SG-622 from Surat, Gujarat to New Delhi, on November 6, with 140 passengers and six crew on-board, while on its take-off run on runway 04, struck a buffalo which had strayed on to the runway. The plane impacted the animal at approximately 80 knots speed. The aircraft suffered extensive damage to …

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A special thanks to the hands-on COO of SpiceJet, Sanjiv Kapoor

Last evening a little before 6pm, our family received devastating news that the matriarch of our family passed away in New Delhi. Naturally the family elders, my aged mother included, had to rush from Bangalore to New Delhi. Getting anywhere in Bangalore during evening rush hour is difficult, all the way from south Bangalore (Koramangala) to the airport is a …

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Sale offer from SpiceJet starting at Rs 1,999

Gurgaon based low fare carrier SpiceJet has announced yet another sale. This is for flights from select cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Fares commence at Rs. 1,999 all inclusive and tickets need to be purchased till September 16, 2014. The travel period is from October 7, 2014 to January 15, 2015 and the usual terms and conditions …

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SpiceJet will first serve passengers who pre-booked meals before general service

As an incentive to passengers who pre-book their in-flight meals, budget carrier SpiceJet will serve them first, before commencing general meal and drinks sales service in flight. Pre-booking enables an airline to better prepare meals for a flight thus improving availability and reducing wastage. Many airlines, including competitor IndiGo already adopt this practice. SpiceJet also offers a lower price for …

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Spicejet pre-tax loss narrows to Rs 124 crore in Q1 FY2015. Company says due to restructuring.

SpiceJet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SZK in special crew livery. With all our heart slogan. Photo courtesy Spicejet.

Embattled low fare carrier SpiceJet, reported a loss before tax of Rs 124.10 crore (approx. $20.8 million) for the first quarter of fiscal 2014~2015, ended June. This compared to the profit of Rs 50.56 crore in the same quarter a year earlier. Total income from operations fell to Rs 1,691.04 crore down from Rs 1,701.54 crore in the same quarter …

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SpiceJet recommences Dubai flights from Mumbai and Madurai

Indian low fare carrier SpiceJet will resume its services to Dubai from Mumbai and Madurai from July 21, 2014. These flights, originally launched in June 2012 and November 2013 were suspended in May when Dubai airport commence runway repairs. The airline is offering a special sale fare on these new flights starting at Rs. 5,499 from Mumbai and Rs. 5,999 …

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SpiceJet adds flights in Hyderabad, New Delhi, Coimbatore and Bangalore

Gurgaon based low fare carrier Spicejet is adding new flights the Hyderabad-Delhi, Hyderabad-Coimbatore, and Bangalore-Delhi routes. A limited time period flight has been added on Delhi-Hyderabad sector to meet seasonal demand. The airline will also introduce a second direct flight on the Hyderabad-Coimbatore route using the 78 seat Bombardier Q-400 Dash-8 turbo-prop. This will supplement the existing flights between the …

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SpiceJet unveils new Boeing with special “crew livery”

SpiceJet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SZK in special crew livery. With all our heart slogan. Photo courtesy Spicejet.

On May 23rd, SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor tweeted a picture of the airline’s newest Boeing 737-800 VT-SZK at Boeing field, in an white livery, and asked why the livery was all white? Our newest 737NG VT-SZK taxis out at Boeing, bound for DEL. Why all white? We'll just have to wait to find out! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/S9plVd04cV — Sanjiv …

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Spicejet posts highest annual loss in its history of Rs. 1,003 crore

Gurgaon-based budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd., announced an annual loss of Rs. 1,003 crore for fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014. This is the biggest loss in the carrier’s history and represents a five fold increase compared to Rs. 191 crore loss reported last year. Loss for the fourth quarter was Rs. 321 crore up from a loss of Rs. …

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SpiceJet discounts family group fares 25%

Following neighbour and competitor IndiGo, Gurgaon-based SpiceJet has also launched a family group fare offering a discount of 25% on the base fare for groups of four to nine passengers. The “Friends and Family special” offer is available only on domestic flights. An example Delhi – Mumbai sector for travel on May 10th to compare fares before and after friends …

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Analysis: SpiceJet offers ‘on-time guarantee’ to passengers

Driven by its recent industry leading on-time performance (OTP) over the last few months, Gurgaon based low fare carrier, SpiceJet, has announced an ‘On-Time Guarantee’ program for its passengers. All SpiceJet passengers travelling from today May 6, 2014 will be given discount vouchers redeemable on their next travel, for flight delays due to reasons in the control of SpiceJet. In …

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Your opinion: Is DGCA over-reacting to SpiceJet’s mid-air Holi celebrations?

Holi is a major festival in much of India, especially the north where Gurgaon based low-fare carrier SpiceJet is based. Holi is a festival of colour, fun, frolic and love, celebrating the arrival of spring. Last Monday, March 17, SpiceJet carried extra cabin crew on eight selected flights who performed a short two and a half to three minute program …

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