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Tag: Spicejet

DGCA Bars 90 Spicejet Pilots From Flying 737 Max Planes After Finding Them Improperly Trained

SpiceJet is the only Indian airline that has the Max aircraft in its fleet.

Aviation Veteran Sanjiv Kapoor Appointed As Jet Airways CEO
Aviation Veteran Sanjiv Kapoor Appointed As Jet Airways CEO

"I always believe in investing in human capital and by having Sanjiv as the CEO and Vipula as the CFO, I am certain Jet Airways will reclaim its lost glory and surpass everyone's expectation."

Jharsuguda-Patna Daily Direct Flight From May 1 
Jharsuguda-Patna Daily Direct Flights From May 1 

Jharsuguda: The administration of Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport, Jharsuguda has decided to introduce direct flight service from the airport to Patna in Bihar. The flight service will be operated…

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SpiceJet To Launch Jharsuguda-Mumbai Jharsuguda-Bengaluru Flights From January 12

Jharsuguda: The long wait has finally come to an end as budget carrier SpiceJet will be launching direct flight services from Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda to Mumbai and Bengaluru from January 12, 2021. The State Commerce and Transport department made an announcement on Friday that the airline major will be running its […]

SpiceHealth To Conduct RT-PCR Test From Rs 499, Report To Be Available In 6Hr
SpiceHealth To Conduct RT-PCR Test From Rs 499, Report To Be Available In 6Hr

New Delhi: Airline major SpiceJet promoter founded healthcare company SpiceHealth on Monday said it will conduct the Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test for Covid-19 starting at Rs 499. The move is set to drastically reduce the cost of the RT-PCR test which ordinarily cost upwards of Rs 3,500. The RT-PCR is the most commonly […]

Direct Flight Services From Jharsuguda To Mumbai & Bengaluru Soon

Jharsuguda: The Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Odisha will now have direct flights to Mumbai and Bengaluru. The services are likely to begin from the coming winter, informed the Jharsuguda Airport director, Kishore Kumar Senapati. “SpiceJet and Alliance Air are operating flights to Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Raipur and Hyderabad. We will add new destinations, Mumbai and […]

Delhi Elections: SpiceJet Offers 'Free Tickets'

New Delhi: SpiceJet on Monday said it is offering “hundreds” of “free” tickets, where the base fare will be waived but taxes and other surcharges have to be paid, to select people who want to fly to Delhi to vote in the upcoming assembly elections on February 8. The budget carrier clarified that the participants, […]

Pakistan sent two F-16 fighter planes last month to intercept a SpiceJet flight to Kabul

New Delhi: Pakistan last month scrambled two F-16 jets in its airspace to intercept a SpiceJet plane, assuming it to be a military aircraft, which was heading to Kabul from Delhi with around 120 passengers, a senior government official said. The incident came in the backdrop of tension between India and Pakistan that had escalated […]

SpiceJet, IndiGo to shift flight ops from T2 to T3 from Sept 5

New Delhi: The Delhi airport on Monday said that SpiceJet and IndiGo airlines would shift their flight operations to T3 terminal from September 5 due to expansion works at T2. “SpiceJet to shift its operation from T2 to T3 entirely; while IndiGo to partially move its operation from T2 to T3…This will result in the […]

SpiceJet to launch 12 new domestic flights from October

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it will launch 12 new domestic flights effective from the first week of October 2019. According to the airline, all the new flights will be operational daily and the airline will deploy its Boeing 737-800 aircraft on all these routes. The airline will introduce daily non-stop […]

SpiceJet to stop Jharsuguda-Delhi flights on Mondays

Jharsuguda: In a major development, SpiceJet authorities have reportedly announced to discontinue its flight services between Delhi and Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda on Mondays till September 30, 2019. The decision of Spicejet, however, has not gone well with the air travellers, although the officials of Jharsuguda Airport claimed that they haven’t received any […]

Spicejet technician dies in accident at Kolkata airport

Kolkata: A Spicejet technician died in an accident early on Wednesday while carrying out maintenance work on an aircraft at the NSCBI airport here, a highly placed official said. Rohit Bhushan Pandey, the trainee technician died, at 1.45 a.m. on Wednesday. “He was doing maintenance work on a Q400 aircraft, and accidentally the landing gear […]

203 flights cancelled in Mumbai due to rains, skidding of jet

Mumbai: Flight services at the city airport were severely affected Tuesday with airlines cancelling 203 serivces due to incessant rains and suspension of operations from the main runway due to the skidding of an aircraft Monday night, airport officials said. Besides, another 350-odd flights –both arriving and departing — were delayed between 28-51 minutes (till […]

Domestic air passenger growth up 3.3% in May: report

New Delhi: Passenger traffic in India’s domestic aviation industry rebounded in May with a year-on-year growth of 3.3 per cent, said an ICRA report on Friday. The rise comes after the industry reported a 4.4 per cent “de-growth” in traffic in April. “This is primarily attributable to the gradual increase in capacity as airlines like […]

SpiceJet adds 100th aircraft to its fleet

New Delhi: Budget airline SpiceJet on Sunday said it has added a new Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet, taking its total strength to 100 aircraft. SpiceJet is the fourth domestic airline to have 100 aircraft in its fleet, after Air India, IndiGo, and the now grounded Jet Airways. Its fleet now comprises of 68 […]

SpiceJet to launch Mumbai-Jeddah service from July

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Thursday said that it will introduce a daily non-stop flight on Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai sector from July 5. According to the airline, Mumbai is the third destination after Hyderabad and Kozhikode to be connected to Jeddah. On the domestic sector, it will launch six new domestic flights connecting the country’s financial […]

Air India gets Jet's unused foreign traffic rights

New Delhi: State-run Air India seems to be finally getting its preferential rights in allocation of traffic rights over foreign routes after losing it to private carriers in the previous UPA government. The government has decided to allot it about 5,700 weekly seats out of grounded Jet Airways’ unused quota on the lucrative India-Dubai route. The […]

SpiceJet aircraft overshoots runway at Shirdi airport

Mumbai: An aircraft of budget airline SpiceJet operating on the Delhi-Shirdi route, overshot the runway while landing at the Shirdi airport on Monday. According to the airline, no harm was caused to either the passengers or the crew. “On 29 April 2019, SpiceJet B737-800 aircraft operated SG 946 from Delhi to Shirdi. While landing at Shirdi, […]

SpiceJet to launch 28 new flights connecting Mumbai, Delhi

New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet will launch 28 new flights connecting Mumbai and Delhi with other cities on its domestic network from April 26. “Of these, 14 will connect Mumbai; eight will connect Delhi while the rest will connect the two metros. All the new flights are effective April 26,” said the airline in a statement. […]

SpiceJet-Emirates MoU signals wider partnership ahead

New Delhi: In what suggests a beginning of larger partnership, low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced to enter into a code-share agreement with Dubai’s flag carrier Emirates. The development assumes significance as grounded Jet Airways’ resurrection seems difficult throwing opportunity for other carriers to grab. So far, SpiceJet has led the race of capturing the domestic market […]

Average airfares stay 10-15% high, more on non-metro routes

New Delhi: Airfares on domestic routes, especially those connecting non-metro cities, remain high with suspension of Jet Airways flights. The average ticket prices have gone up in the range of 10-15 per cent across various sectors even as airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo have mounted additional capacity. “The average fare level is higher… in the […]

Jet pilots, engineers joining SpiceJet at 30-50% pay cut

New Delhi: Low-cost carrier and top rival SpiceJet appears to be making the most of the crisis at Jet Airways. Spicejet is now hiring engineers and pilots at much lower pay than their current salaries at the financially-troubled Jet. Industry sources told IANS that pilots from Jet Airways are being asked to take salary cuts of […]

Jet lessors approach DGCA to de-register 18 aircraft

New Delhi/Mumbai: More turbulence seems to be in store for debt-ridden Jet Airways, as lessors to the airline have approached India’s civil aviation regulator to de-register 18 aircraft owing to unpaid dues. At present, Jet Airways’ operates 26 aircraft from a fleet size of 119. According to industry insiders, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation […]

Passengers complain as flight cancellations continue

New Delhi: As airlines continued to cancel more flights on Thursday, passengers took to the social media to vent their ire. On the second straight day, 32 SpiceJet flights were axed on Thursday following the grounding of its 737-MAX aircraft. The budget carrier said: “Due to cancellations and rescheduling of some of our flights, we […]

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Airfares soar over 100% as airlines cancel flights

New Delhi/Mumbai: Air passengers face the grim prospects of high air fares and fewer flight choices as several airlines cancel operations due to a number of reasons including the grounding of 737-MAX aircraft. According to industry insiders, some sectors have shown a rise of more than 100 per cent in last minute bookings. “With an […]

SpiceJet to commence its first flight from Jharsuguda Airport on March 31

Jharsuguda: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet has announced to commence its first flight from Veer Surendra Sai airport in Jharsuguda on March 31. As per the reports, the first commercial flight will depart from Delhi at 1:50 PM and arrive at Jharsuguda at 3:50 PM. Thereafter, it will leave Jharsuguda airport at 4: 25 PM and reach […]

SpiceJet to begin flight services from Jharsuguda airport from March 31

Jharsuguda: SpiceJet will begin its flight services to three places from Jharsuguda airport from March 31 for which sale of online tickets began from today. The private airlines will kick off its service in the routes Jharsuguda-Delhi, Jharsuguda-Hyderabad and Jharsuguda-Kolkata, informed Chairman of SpiceJet Ajay Singh during a press conference which was also attended by […]

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SpiceJet commences Delhi-Hong Kong daily non-stop flight services

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday launched daily non-stop flight services on the Delhi-Hong Kong-Delhi route. Acccording to SpiceJet, Hong Kong earmarks the airline’s eighth international destination after Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai, Dhaka, Kabul, Male and Muscat. “Hong Kong is one of the largest trading entities and one of the world’s top tourist destinations, […]

SpiceJet launches dedicated air cargo service, inducts first freighter

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday launched a dedicated air cargo service. The airline inducted its first freighter aircraft here. Another three freighter aircraft are expected to join its fleet in 2018-19. Currently, the country has only five freighter aircraft. The separate division within the company has been christened “SpiceXpress”. The company plans […]

SpiceJet operates India's first flight partially powered by bio-fuel

New Delhi/Dehradun: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday successfully operated India’s first test flight which was partially powered by bio-fuel. A concoction of bio-fuel mixed with aviation turbine fuel powered a SpiceJet’s Q400 flight which was operated on Monday. The flight was operated from Dehradun to Delhi. It was received by the key Cabinet Ministers […]

IndiGo's new flight from Sep 1; fares start from Rs 3,199!

New Delhi: Budget airline IndiGo on Tuesday announced its Delhi-Gorakhpur daily flight service would start from September 1. Bookings can be done with immediate effect on the airline’s official website at fares starting from Rs 3,199, IndiGo said in statement. Gorakhpur would be the airline’s 57th destination and the third in Uttar Pradesh Pradesh after […]

SpiceJet keen to introduce 'Sea Plane' air connectivity in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: SpiceJet Limited, a leading Indian aviation player in the country on Monday evinced interest in introducing ‘Sea Plane’ air connectivity on at least three routes in Odisha. In a letter to the State Chief Secretary Aditya padhi, the aviation firm maintained that it is considering the feasibility of rolling out ‘Sea Plane’ operations in […]

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SpiceJet announces 14 new flights starting July 1

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday announced 14 new domestic flights and enhanced frequency on some routes effective from July 1. “Effective July 1 the airline is all set to introduce new direct flights on the Pune-Patna, Chennai-Rajahmundry, Hyderabad-Calicut and Bengaluru-Tuticorin sectors,” SpiceJet said here in a statement. The airline would also enhance […]

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SpiceJet crew accuse airline of strip search

New Delhi: A video showing an angry bunch of SpiceJet air hostesses accusing the airline of strip searching them at Chennai airport has gone viral, with the airline denying the claims. The crew alleged that they were searched after de-boarding on the suspicion that they were swindling cash collected from the sale of food and […]

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India's domestic air passenger traffic up 24% in February

New Delhi: India’s domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.07 crore in February 2018 — up 24.14 per cent — from 86.55 lakh in the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Monday. The total domestic air passenger traffic had risen to 1.14 crore in January. Data furnished by the Directorate General of Civil […]

SpiceJet announces 20 non-stop flights on domestic routes from Feb 11

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday announced 20 new non-stop domestic flights starting February 11, 2018. “The airline also strengthens its network across South with 18 new flights. Out of these 18 flights, ten will be catering to the popular tourist destinations in the state of Andhra Pradesh,” the airline said in a […]

SpiceJet conducts seaplane trials in Mumbai

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Saturday conducted seaplane trials at Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty. According to the company, this was the second phase of trials for the amphibious aircraft. The airline said that the trails were conducted in association with Japan’s Setouchi Holdings and that both “have been working closely for over six months […]

SpiceJet flight makes emergency landing at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Thanks to the prompt response by the Air Traffic Control and terminal management of Biju Patnaik International airport, a passenger was provided immediate medical assistance after a SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing here on Tuesday. The SpiceJet flight on its way to Bagdogra from Chennai had to be diverted and made an emergency […]

Gift cards in SpiceJet, hopes to boost ancillary revenue

New Delhi: Spice jet launched India’s first ever gift card in the domestic airline category here on Friday. “It allows customers to travel to destinations of their choice at a time convenient to them. The cards are valid for air fare as well as add-ons on SpiceJet,” the airline said in a statement. “Offering a […]