Thursday , 29 October 2020

Tag Archives: Q400

SpiceJet to commence three new international routes

Gurgaon based low fare carrier SpiceJet will expand its international network by opening three new sectors Kochi Male, Kochi Dubai, and Ahmedabad Dubai. Male is a new destination for the airline. SpiceJet already operates daily flights to Dubai from Mumbai and Delhi. Flight From Destination Departure (Local Time) Arrival (Local Time) Frequency First Flight SG 3901 Kochi Male 1250 hrs …

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Routes Analysis – India Edition: Air India, IndiGo, Nepal Airlines, Ethiopian

Over the last week, foreign and Indian carriers alike have announced several interesting pieces of news around the Indian domestic and international networks. IndiGo India’s largest low cost carrier (LCC), IndiGo, will be adding one additional daily flight on each of Mumbai-Delhi and Mumbai-Hyderabad. The LCC will now operate 12 daily flights (except on Sundays) between Mumbai and Delhi, as …

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Analysis – SpiceJet likely to order Boeing 737 MAX, but not immediately

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal quoted a report from the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) as saying that India’s largest publicly-traded low cost carrier (LCC), Chennai-based SpiceJet, was “is in advanced discussions to order 30-40 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation (CAPA) has said.” This report was then seized on by several outlets in …

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Analysis: SpiceJet plots international expansion and should create an international hub in Delhi

When Gurugaon -based low-cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet announced its latest round of international expansion, it continued the recent shift in strategy by India’s second largest LCC. Amongst the new routes announced or filed for (according to a report from the Mint, India’s local Wall Street Journal affiliate) were Madurai-Colombo, Delhi-Dhaka-Rangoon/Yangon, Delhi-Riyadh, Delhi-Guangzhou, and Trivandrum-Male. Of these, Madurai-Colombo has already been …

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SpiceJet Fiscal Year 11-12 Financial Analysis – Too much growth and high fuel prices offset strong cost discipline

As with all of the Indian airlines, Delhi based low cost carrier SpiceJet faced disappointing financial results in the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal year 2012, posting a net loss of Rs. 605.8 Crore for FY 11-12 and Rs. 249.2 for Q4. After large net losses at India’s two other publicly traded carriers Kingfisher and Jet Airways, SpiceJet’s …

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SpiceJet to commence Dubai flights from Mumbai and Delhi

After almost two years after it commenced international flights, low fare carrier SpiceJet is expanding its destination portfolio by adding Dubai. The airline will commence daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Dubai later this month from June 25th. The flights will be operated by narrow body Boeing 737-800 aircraft and SpiceJet has announced a special inaugural fare of Rs. …

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Nine months on, SpiceJet loves its Bombardier Q400 aircraft

Just a little over nine months ago, Indian low fare carrier SpiceJet took delivery of its first Bombardier Q400 turbo-prop on August 26th last year, and commenced commercial flights with the aircraft on September 21st. In a recent internal publication, aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, claimed a 99.8% despatch reliability for the Q400 at SpiceJet, an enviable number considering the high and …

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Breaking: Alaska Airlines Group expands Horizon Air

Seattle based Alaska Airlines has announced new service via Horizon Air for the summer of 2012. All flights mentioned below will operate on Horizon’s Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 equipment. They are adding “daily nonstop service from San Diego to Monterey and Santa Rosa, and twice-daily service to Fresno. Two daily flights between San Jose and Reno are also being added …

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Podcast – India overview. Kingfisher LCC withdrawal, IndiGo results, SpiceJet’s Q400 success

By Devesh Agarwal In this India overview podcast Vinay Bhaskara, Addison Schonland, and myself, cover: the announcement of Kingfisher Airlines to withdraw from the LCC segment and what could some of the reasons behind this announcement. The continued financial success of IndiGo as announced by their results The astounding initial success of the recently commenced Q400 turbo-prop service of SpiceJet. …

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Video: Bombardier Q400 product briefing

On the eve of delivering the first Q400 NextGen turbo-prop passenger aircraft to Indian low cost carrier SpiceJet at Toronto Downsview airport, Bombardier gave a product briefing to the visiting journalists including Bangalore Aviation. The first two aircraft VT-SUA and VT-SUB which departed last Friday arrived at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) just as I was boarding my …

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