Spice Jet

  • SpiceJet says not selling slots to Qatar Airways May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday refuted reports that it was in talks with Qatar Airways for selling its overseas slots. The company, however, reiterated that it is in discussion with an external entity for getting funds. The news of Qatar Airways' interest in buying SpiceJet's overseas slots led...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Norway ship reaches site of suspected Malaysian plane debris March 20, 2014

    Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday. ...
  • Centre likely to allow FDI in aviation: Sources September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding resistance by allies, the Centre is likely to allow investment by foreign airlines in Indian aviation industry which could benefit troubled companies like Kingfisher, Spicejet and Go Air. Gulf-based carriers like Emirates could be the first foreign airlines to enter the Indian aviation sector. Sources say...
  • Govt may move ahead with FDI in aviation today September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: After months of dithering, the government could finally clear Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in aviation when the Cabinet committee on economic affairs meets on Friday. Aviation sector in India has not being doing well. Several airlines like the Vijay Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines are struggling but that doesn't mean...
  • Lifetime tickets to Olympics winners: SpiceJet August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday announced it would provide free air tickets for life to Indian medal winners of the London Olympics. Making the announcement, SpiceJet CEO Neil Mills said, "The nation is proud of their unprecedented performance. It is a matter of great honour for us to be...
  • Delhi: Bomb threat on SpiceJet flight June 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a SpiceJet flight at Delhi's IGI Airport on Sunday night.The threat was received for Spicejet flight SG 148 Delhi to Ahmedabad. It was reported that SpiceJet received a specific call about the threat. Security checks are underway right now and reportedly the passengers...
  • Indian skies inviting, but no takers for airlines June 13, 2012

    Beijing: With a potential air market of hundreds of millions of people, airlines ought to be hammering on India's door - yet global airline executives say it would be madness to invest in a domestic carrier there, even if they were allowed to. Although India's economy is not the investor darling...
  • SpiceJet snatches No 3 slot from Air India May 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Despite a marginal improvement in the seat factor, national carrier Air India (AI) has lost its market share in April, helping low-cost airline SpiceJet to become the third-largest airline in the month with a market share of 17.7 per cent, according to the latest data from the sectoral regulator...
  • 14 pilots, 31 cabin crew failed alcohol test this year May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Fourteen pilots and 31 cabin crew members have been found reporting for duty under the influence of alcohol till March this year, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday. Of the total 14 pilots and 31 cabin crew who failed the pre-flight breath analyser test, a large number...
  • Govt initiates legal action against Kingfisher May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: All but two major airlines in India have defaulted on paying airport charges, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday. IndiGo, the only profitable airline in the country, and privately-held GoAir have not defaulted on airport payments, Singh told lawmakers in a written reply. The government has initiated...
  • FII stakes in Kingfisher up marginally April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Overseas investors, which have been trimming their holdings in Kingfisher Airlines in the past three quarters, have increased their stake marginally in the cash-strapped carrier during the March quarter, according to data available with bourses. An analysis of shareholding patterns of airlines showed that Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) have...
  • Mumbai: SpiceJet flight makes unscheduled landing April 13, 2012

    Mumbai: A Ahmedabad-Chennai SpiceJet flight made an unscheduled landing at the Mumbai airport on Friday after the plane reportedly developed a technical snag. SpiceJet authorities said the flight made an emergency landing after a technical snag was discovered and was likely to take off shortly. The local authorities were, meanwhile, put on...
  • Cerebral palsy-hit woman drags SpiceJet to SC April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notice to SpiceJet on the plea by a cerebral palsy-afflicted woman, accusing the airline of forcibly deplaning her from a flight to Goa from Kolkata and seeking compensation for it. A bench comprising Justice Aftab Alam and Justice Ranjana P Desai also sought replies...
  • Kalanithi Maran to pump Rs 100 cr into SpiceJet March 3, 2012

    Mumbai: SpiceJet promoter Kalanithi Maran will pump Rs 100 crore into the airline by picking up an additional 5 per cent equity-a development that stands out in the industry that is going through turbulent times mainly due to rising fuel costs. The fund infusion by...
  • Deplaned by SpiceJet, passengers cry foul February 29, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The passengers of a Jaipur-Pune SpiceJet flight were deplaned at Ahmedabad and they were told that the plane had developed a technical snag. But the passengers cried foul as they later found out that the plane, that was meant to go to Pune, had in fact headed to Delhi....
  • FTN: Do the disabled continue to be discriminated against? February 22, 2012

    Jeeja Ghosh, a woman suffering from cerebral palsy, was allegedly asked to deplane a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport. ...
  • Deplaned Jeeja wants public apology from SpiceJet February 20, 2012

    Kolkata: 42-year-old Jeeja Ghosh, a woman suffering from cerebral palsy, was allegedly asked to deplane a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport on Monday. A report in the national daily 'The Indian Express' said that the pilot mistook the passenger for a mentally challenged patient. Ghosh, who teaches at Kolkata's Indian...
  • Flying low: Losses galore for Indian aviation February 20, 2012

    The situation seems grim, not just for Kingfisher Airlines, but for the aviation sector as a whole, what with Jet Airways and SpiceJet posting record losses. ...
  • Differently abled asked to deplane SpiceJet flight February 20, 2012

    Kolkata: A woman suffering from cerebral palsy was allegedly asked to deplane a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport. A report in the national daily 'The Indian Express' said that the pilot mistook the passenger for a mentally challenged patient. The 42-year-old woman, Jeeja Ghosh, who teaches at Kolkata's Indian...
  • Jet fuel import allowed, airlines stocks rise February 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Scrips of three listed domestic carriers, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and SpiceJet rallied after the government on Tuesday allowed airlines to import jet fuel directly. The decision on direct jet fuel imports was taken by an empowered group of ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Analysts said the move,...
  • DGCA says all airlines violating safety norms January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: All major airlines in India are compromising on safety to cut costs, revealed aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in its audit report. The DGCA has put all the airlines on notice for safety. The DGCA has also cautioned low-cost carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir for not...
  • No threat of airlines being shut down: DGCA chief January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst the continuing financial woes of domestic airlines, the DGCA chief has said that there is no threat of any of the airlines being shut down. "There is no threat of any airline shutting down or their licences being cancelled," DGCA chief Bharat Bhushan said on Thursday. He said...
  • PM meets airline heads, gives no assurance November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met the chiefs of major domestic airlines to take stock of the financial health of the sector. The meeting took place on Saturday morning. sources say that four issues were discussed between the Prime Minister and the airlines chiefs which included high tax on...
  • PM meets airline chiefs over financial crisis November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met the chiefs of major domestic airlines to take stock of the financial health of the sector. The meeting took on Saturday morning. Airlines have been complaining about high fuel cost and unreasonable taxes levied on the sector against the backdrop of the financial crisis...
  • PM to meet airline heads over financial crisis November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold a meeting with the chiefs of major domestic airlines on Saturday to take stock of the financial health of the sector. Airlines have been complaining about high fuel cost and unreasonable taxes levied on the sector against the backdrop of the financial crisis...
  • Kingfisher slips to 3rd spot, IndiGo gains November 19, 2011

    Mumbai: India's struggling Kingfisher Airlines slipped in market share to the third position in October, from second in September, ceding ground to budget airline IndiGo, government data showed. Kingfisher is unlikely to recover lost ground in coming months because the loss-making carrier has cancelled scores of flights in November, catching both...
  • IndiGo, SpiceJet asked to explain cancelled flights November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday issued showcause notices to IndiGo and SpiceJet for having allegedly cancelled flights without informing passengers. The DGCA notice to the low-cost carriers came a day after it had pulled up Kingfisher Airlines for scrapping flights without intimating passengers. The...
  • GoAir plans to expand routes; add to fleet September 29, 2011

    Mumbai: Go Airlines (India) Ltd said on Thursday it will add six new flights across three new routes from October 8 and will induct three Airbus A320 aircraft between October and April next year. The addition of new routes across Kolkata, Ranchi and Port Blair will increase GoAir's network to 21...
  • No bomb found in Delhi-bound flight from Nepal September 25, 2011

    Kathmandu: The bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army has not found any bomb on the Spice Jet flight, which was searched at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The search was conducted inside the flight following a bomb scare. The authorities in Nepal suspected a bomb inside the Spice Jet flight. The...