Executive blood bath at SpiceJet – new officers announced

Beleaguered low fare carrier SpiceJet appears to be in the midst of a massive executive churn with many of the airline’s senior management departing voluntarily or being asked to leave. As per reports in The Mint and FirstBiz chief technology officer Virender Pal was summoned by the new chief operating officer, Sanjiv Kapoor, and literally asked to leave on the …

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SpiceJet appoints Tigerair’s Kaneswaran Avili as chief commercial officer

Gurgaon head-quartered low fare carrier SpiceJet Ltd today announced the appointment of Mr. Kaneswaran Avili (“Kanesh”) as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Kanesh will take charge effective April 1. He has worked for 12 years in the highly competitive world of low cost airlines in Asia, and was part of the start up team of AirAsia in 2001. Avili played …

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Opinion: SpiceJet will order Boeing 737 MAX only in next fiscal, after funds infusion

Last the week the newswires were abuzz with stories about Indian budget carrier SpiceJet ordering up to 40 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. While the ordering of the new fuel efficient MAXs is a foregone conclusion, given the airline’s need to continue its growth, the timing is not certain. What is certain is the airline’s precarious financial position. For the second …

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Spicy aircraft names — A list of SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 fleet

Spicejet Boeing 737-800 VT-SPL "Cardamom"

New Delhi based SpiceJet has a practice of naming it’s Boeing 737 aircraft after the various spices. Below is a list of the ship registrations along with their names. It appears VT-SPE is one of the only aircraft with no name given. Boeing 737-800 VT-SPD Chilli VT-SPE no name VT-SPF Coriander VT-SPH Saffron VT-SPJ Mint VT-SPK Fennel VT-SPL Cardamom VT-SPM …

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