SpiceJet

It is the country's fourth largest airline by number of passenger carried with market share of 12.3% as of July 2015. The airline operates more than 270 daily flights to 41 destinations, including 34 Indian and 7 international cities.

SpiceJet currently operates over 270 flights daily to 34 Indian and 7 international destinations. The airline flies Boeing 737-800 and −900ERs nd Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s. After completing 5 years of flying, SpiceJet was allowed to commence international flights by the Airports Authority of India on 7 September 2010. SpiceJet launched flights from Delhi to Kathmandu and Chennai to Colombo. The first international flight took off on 7 October 2010 from the Delhi airport. In April 2011, SpiceJet announced that they chose Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport as the primary base for its new fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. On 12 January 2012, SpiceJet's fleet went up to 40 as Boeing delivered a brand new 737-800 aircraft

Fleet

SpiceJet placed its first firm order for 20 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s in March 2005, with deliveries scheduled up to 2010. Again in November 2010, SpiceJet order for another 30 Boeing 737-800s with winglets in the presence of the American president, Barack Obama. Neil Mills, the chief executive officer of SpiceJet said "We are extremely satisfied with the Next-Generation 737—an airplane that is reliable, allows for greater efficiency in maintenance and supports the business plan for low-cost carriers". On 9 December 2010, Bombardier Aerospace announced that SpiceJet placed a firm order for 15 Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners and has also placed an option to buy another 15 of those. SpiceJet used its fleet of Q400s for short-haul operations. Each aircraft in the SpiceJet fleet is named after a spice. SpiceJet sold five of its old Boeing 737-800 to other operators on receiving new ones. One of the five was SpiceJet's own which is now in the possession of Somon Air. In February 2012, SpiceJet announced that it would take the delivery of ten more aircraft during 2012, of which seven would be the Bombardier Q400. In April 2015, the airline introduced 3 wet leased Boeing 737-800 from Prague-based Travel Service (airline) on a short term agreement.

As of September 2015, the airline has the following fleet:

SpiceJet fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Boeing 737-800 16 11 189 all dry leased
Boeing 737MAX 8 42 Deliveries starting 2018
Boeing 737-900ER 4 212
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 14 15 78 1 dry leased
Total 34 68    
 

Current fleet

SpiceJet currently has a fleet consisting of 16 Boeing 737-800, 4 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft and 14 Bombardier Q400 aircraft. In addition to this it also operates 2 Airbus A319 aircraft on short term wet-lease (ACMI:aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) from BH Air and Czech Airlines. This marks the first Airbus aircraft in SpiceJet's operation so far. The airline is in process to increase its Boeing jet fleet to 25-26 from current 20 by the end of 2015 by leasing more Boeing 737 aircraft. In August, the airline announced that it will wet-lease 5 more aircraft during the winter 2015 season to re-launch 40 more daily flights which were earlier ceased due to shortage of aircraft.

New aircraft order

In March 2014, Spicejet signed a $4.4 Bn deal with Boeing for procurement of 42 737-8 MAX aircraft. SpiceJet also in talks with both Boeing and Airbus for a possible order of more than 100 single aisle aircraft, either Airbus A320neo or the familer Boeing 737MAX. Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief operating officer of SpiceJet, said the order is expected to be firmed up by March 2016.

Services

In-flight entertainment

MaXposure Media Group, an integrated media solutions company publishes SpiceRoute, the official in-flight magazine.

SpiceMax

SpiceMax is a combo offer provided by the airline that includes priority check-in and extra legroom seats. At international airports across India, SpiceMax guests are provided assistance at a dedicated SpiceMax counter and are checked in first.

Spice Add-ons

Spice Add-ons has a host of benefits that includes domestic travel insurance, in-flight meals, excess baggage allowance, bag out first, SpiceMax, student discounts and other offers.

SpiceConnect

SpiceConnect is an exclusive membership with features such as a personalized dashboard to smoothen the booking process, express bookings to make quick bookings, a safe store to make quick, secure payments, and a feature that keeps you updated with the latest offers from SpiceJet.

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