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On Wednesday, SpiceJet announced its 'Mega Monsoon Sale' with under which all inclusive fares will start as low as Rs 699. The tickets will be available on first come, first served basis. The Mega Monsoon Sale offers all inclusive fares starting as low as Rs 699 for its nonstop domestic flights covering routes like Jammu - Srinagar, Srinagar -Jammu, Guwahati - Agartala, Agartala - Guwahati, and Aizwal- Guwahati amongst others. The offer also includes a lucky draw which gives travellers the chance of winning international holiday packages to destinations like Dubai, Male, Colombo, Bangkok or Muscat. The sale will be open from 28th June till the midnight of 4th July, 2017. The sale is applicable for flights between 14th July 2017 to 24th March 2018 and is valid for travel on nonstop flights on SpiceJet's domestic network. Indian skies have been locked in a pitched fare battle for the last couple of years as airlines try to woo customers with discounted fares on a regular basis. Analysts believe the stiff competition among airlines amid robust growth in the number of passengers is leading to lower fares. Domestic air passenger traffic rose 15.15 per cent to 91.34 lakh in April, according to data from aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation). Under the GST or Goods and Services Tax regime that is due to roll out from July 1, economy class air travel is set to become cheaper. The tax slab for economy air travel has been fixed at 5 per cent against the existing 6 per cent. However, business class tickets are expected to become more expensive it's been put under the tax bracket of 12 per cent compared to the existing nine per cent.
SpiceJet recreates the magic of Yoga@35000 feet
Having pioneered the concept of onboard Yoga, SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, known for its ardent customer engagement initiatives recreated the effect this ‘International Yoga Day’. SpiceJet crew performed Yoga asanas on board on 30 flights to celebrate the day. After receiving an overwhelming response from customers and the industry as a whole, SpiceJet, which introduced its initiative - ‘High on Yoga@35000 feet’ two years back, yet again executed the program scheduled for 21st June 2017. Passengers were seen participating in performing travel-friendly asanas themselves while seated. SpiceJet continues to offer Yoga on board without compromising on passenger safety and within regulatory compliances on its select long haul flights on a regular basis. The airline, in partnership with the Isha Foundation (isha.sadhguru.org) has constituted a unique program wherein SpiceJet’s crew, trained by Isha Foundation instructors, perform Upa-Yoga practices specifically designed to be done on board its long haul flights. Around 170 SpiceJet crew members specially trained to perform Upa-Yoga taught by dedicated Isha instructors
undertake a ten minutes session on board, across the SpiceJet network, on a regular basis.
SpiceJet awards LIFT for Tourist Class Seating in 737 MAX & 737 Next Gen Aircraft
In sync with its ‘customer first’ approach, SpiceJet, India’s favourite low-cost carrier, has awarded a seat programme to US-based commercial aircraft seating manufacturer, LIFT by EnCore for its first 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. A part of SpiceJet’s current Boeing 737 Next Gen fleet will also be retrofitted with the new seats. Owing to its superior design, lighter weight and extra legroom, passengercentric Tourist Class Seating has garnered tremendous popularity in the global aviation space. It is also wider than other seats within the aircraft category. Once in place, it will elevate comfort and convenience of passengers and enhance customer experience. Mr. Ajay Singh – CMD, SpiceJet said, “We are going to ensure that our customers have the most comfortable seats to sit on when they fly SpiceJet. The seats that we have ordered today are the widest, with the most legroom, and the lightest seats available today.” Elijah Dobrusin, Vice President of Development & Strategy for LIFT by EnCore, said, “The SpiceJet program award brings together two companies with very similar goals. We are market disrupters with the goal of optimizing the passenger experience, and we look forward to providing LIFT Tourist Class Seating for SpiceJet’s customers.” EnCore is a pioneer with Tourist Class Seating and is known globally for innovation, reliability, and ontime delivery.
SpiceJet selects TCI Cabin Interior to design and manufacture Galleys of its B737 MAX fleet
SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low- cost carrier, is preparing to coddle its customers with a new look and smart interiors. The airline has inked an agreement with TCI to design and manufacture galleys for its 155 B737 MAX planes, deliveries of which start next year. TCI is a global player in aviation industry in design, certification and manufacturing of cabin interiors. On the occasion, Mr. Ajay Singh – CMD, SpiceJet said, “We want to offer the very best products to our passengers and our agreement with TCI is yet another initiative in our constant pursuit to further enhance our quality of service.” TCI said the SpiceJet deal will help it consolidate its position in the South Asia Market. Mr. Hasan Burak Gultemiz, Sales & Business Development Manager, TCI, said, "TCI’s smart design philosophy brings a light-weight, yet durable galley system.”
SpiceJet Signs a Letter of Intent with Bombardier for up to 50 Q400 Aircraft
SpiceJet announced today from the International Paris Air Show, that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners. The LOI includes 25 Q400 turboprops and purchase rights on an additional 25 aircraft. Based on the Q400 turboprop list price, an order could be valued at up to US $ 1.7B billion. This would be the single biggest order for the Q400. “I am delighted to announce this new order for 50 Q400 planes. SpiceJet operates India’s largest regional fleet and is the only organized operator in this space. This order will help us further increase connectivity to smaller towns and cities and help realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ensuring that every Indian can fly,” said Ajay Singh – Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. “Our passengers will be able to fly to more cities and help expand India’s already booming aviation market.” “I congratulate SpiceJet on this new order for 50 Q400 planes. This latest aircraft order by SpiceJet, which has been an enthusiastic supporter and participant of India's regional connectivity scheme, will help further take forward the government’s vision to provide air connectivity to the common man. It is also a testament to the huge demand for air travel in the smaller towns and cities of India,” said RN Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. “We are proud to sign this agreement as it is another demonstration of the Q400’s superiority in the turboprop market. When finalized, the repeat order will increase the Q400 aircraft fleet in the fast-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region and will launch the high-density 86-passenger model of the Q400 aircraft in India,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This is also compelling evidence that the demand
for turboprop aircraft is healthy in short-to medium-haul markets that can’t economically support jets that are more expensive to operate.” “The Q400 is the largest turboprop aircraft available on the market and the 86-seat configuration will support SpiceJet develop its domestic operations from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities across India,” said François Cognard, Vice President, Sales, South-Asia and Australasia. “Our continued partnership sets the stage for a brighter future, and years of profitable and efficient operations for SpiceJet.” SpiceJet operates a fleet of 35 NextGeneration 737s and 20 Bombardier Q400s. Since 2010, SpiceJet has taken delivery of 15 Q400 aircraft. The airline currently operates 20 Q400 aircraft in a 78-seat configuration to domestic and international destinations. When concluded, this fleet expansion will provide SpiceJet the ability to grow profitably and leverage the robust demand forecast in the world’s fastest growing regional aviation market. Bombardier’s Q Series turboprops and CRJ Series regional jets have made significant advances in the AsiaPacific region where approximately 190 aircraft – including more than 165 Q Series turboprops -- are in service with or on order by over 25 customers and operators. Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 585 Q400 aircraft.
Ajay Singh – CMD, SpiceJet
R. N. Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation