SpiceJet To Acquire Six More Airliners By November
Saturday, 10th October 2015 at 02:50am
The programme also includes increasing existing flights from 250 to 291 per day as well as introducing 30 more frequencies and 20-plus connecting flights. To carry these out, adding new airliners to its current fleet is essential.
The airline also plans to add more flight routes before the month ends. These routes include Mumbai-Varanasi and the Varanasi-Hyderabad. By mid-November, it will start flying the Amritsar-Dubai and Khozhikode-Dubai routes.
SpiceJet's network expansion plans appears to focus on cities categorised as tiers II and III. For instance, Varanasi, India's religious capital will soon be linked to Mumbai and Hyderabad. At the same time, connecting flights from the capital to Bengalaru and Coimbatore will also be made available. Meanwhile, Agartala which is home to famous Indian temples and handicrafts will have more flights towards Kolkata.
The airline's management revealed that the acquisition of six airliners in a short span of one month is actually a "first" in all of India's aviation history. Management also said that the new orders support the plan to add more flight schedules especially during the winter season. SpiceJet passengers are assured of more options as regards flight itinerary and convenience.
Shilpa Bhatia, Senior Vice President of SpiceJet said that the airline has exhibited consistency with growth targets by adding more flights. He said capacity has also grown by 16%.
He said SpiceJet will continue to work towards expanding flights consistent with its plans, while ensuring that passengers get value for their money.
By: Pete Lee.