Bhopal! The latest battle ground for the LCCs

Spicejet today announced the launch of its 50th destination – Bhopal. This comes within days of IndiGo announcing Bhopal as its 65th destination. IndiGo will start Bhopal with a single flight to Hyderabad, and the city will be one of the handful of stations which see a single flight a day. Spicejet on the other … Continue reading Bhopal! The latest battle ground for the LCCs

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The secret of SpiceJet’s consistently high occupancy rates

This article was first published on CNBCTV18 Over the past few quarters, Spicejet has also consistently declared the higher RASK (revenue per available seat kilometer) and higher average fares than competitor IndiGo, India’s biggest airline. The future of successful airline operations will depend on the ability to keep costs as low as possible, fares as … Continue reading The secret of SpiceJet’s consistently high occupancy rates

King Chilli to help Spicejet launch Hong Kong flights

Indian low cost carrier (LCC) Spicejet has opened reservations for flights to Hong Kong from Delhi. The flights are open for sale effective 22nd of November 2018 and operate as per below timings. SG 31 DEL 2245 – 0640+1 HKG SG 32 HKG 0740 – 1050 DEL The airline had attempted a Blue Oceans strategy … Continue reading King Chilli to help Spicejet launch Hong Kong flights

Spicejet relaunches a revamped SpiceClub loyalty program

Indian low cost carrier Spicejet has relaunched its loyalty program SpiceClub. The revision replaces its prepaid loyalty program launched in 2016 and now makes it free for registration. SpiceClub offers upgrades, complimentary meals, discounts and exclusive deals. The airline website claims that the new structure is live effective 17th August but the airline has not … Continue reading Spicejet relaunches a revamped SpiceClub loyalty program

India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

India and Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th July 2018 to revise the Air Services Agreement (ASA) and increase the frequency entitlement from the current seven frequencies per week to take it to 28. While India was represented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) represented Philippines. The … Continue reading India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

Kya Surat Hai! IndiGo to start Surat operations in August. Will there be a surprise?

The Suratis are rejoicing and for a reason! IndiGo – country’s leading airline by market share has announced flights to Surat connecting Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Jaipur effective 16th August 2018. This will make IndiGo the fourth scheduled airline at Surat which recently saw AirAsia India start services. Spicejet and Air India are the … Continue reading Kya Surat Hai! IndiGo to start Surat operations in August. Will there be a surprise?

Carrying extra bag or baggage? You could end up paying more than the air fare on some sectors!

The Jet Airways group recorded an average fare of INR 7080 in last financial year. This includes its Domestic as well as International operations. While Jet Airways has near equal division of revenue for Domestic and International, Spicejet which has far lesser International exposure reported average fare of INR 3670. But come second half of … Continue reading Carrying extra bag or baggage? You could end up paying more than the air fare on some sectors!

Spicejet moves ahead with investments in Technology

Low cost carrier Spicejet has lately been in the news for the proposed long haul operations. The airline has been silently transforming itself on the technology front, after coming out of near bankruptcy two years ago. The airline has started offering “Self Bag Drop” at domestic terminal, Mumbai. (Mumbai Airport introduces India’s first Self Bag-Drop) … Continue reading Spicejet moves ahead with investments in Technology