Spicejet

  • SpiceJet introduces another low fare offer 17-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Mumbai: The fare war started by budget carrier SpiceJet in January that led to cuts by other domestic players remains unabated with the Kalanithi Maran promoted-airline now coming up with another low fare offer from select cities. The low fares offered by SpiceJet, which vary from city to city, are...
  • DGCA asks SpiceJet to immediately stop Re 1 ticket offer 02-04-2014 09:16 AM

    New Delhi: Terming SpiceJet's offer of rupee one fare across its domestic network as "predatory" and a "malpractice", aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday came down heavily on the no-frill carrier and asked it to stop such pricing immediately. Hours after SpiceJet offered fares as low as rupee one valid for...
  • SpiceJet offers lowest fare of Re 1 01-04-2014 02:56 PM

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet, which lowered its fares by up to 75 per cent last quarter, on Tuesday offered fares as low as Re 1 across its domestic network with limited period bookings, putting its rivals on the mat. Besides, the Gurgaon-based airline also announced two more special schemes, offering travellers...
  • SpiceJet mid-air Holi dance: DGCA action a bit too harsh, says expert 21-03-2014 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: The aviation community in India is divided over the DGCA's strict action against SpiceJet over a mid-air Holi jig by crew members. The video of a mid-air performance by the crew of SpiceJet dancing to a Bollywood song might have been a pleasant surprise for passengers but it...
  • Inside SpiceJet: Photos of the Holi dance that landed the airline in trouble 20-03-2014 04:11 PM

    Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost no-frill carrier SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots. The cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi celebrations, with some passengers also...
  • SpiceJet defends mid-air Holi dance but suspends two pilots 20-03-2014 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: Three days after Holi, some employees of the airline SpiceJet are facing the blues. While the DGCA has issued a show cause notice to the airline, SpiceJet says it is yet to receive the notice, but has given assurances that it will co-operate with the DGCA. SpiceJet also...
  • Mid-air Holi celebrations cost SpiceJet heavily 19-03-2014 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost no-frill carrier SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots. Sources said that on Monday, the cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part...
  • Boeing in talks with Jet Air, Air India for 737 Max jets 13-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Boeing Co is in discussions with airlines Jet Airways and Air India about the sale of its 737 MAX jets, one of the aircraft manufacturer's senior sales executives said on Thursday. Speaking to Reuters at the air show in Hyderabad, Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president sales for Asia Pacific at...
  • Ahead of Holi, SpiceJet, IndiGo slash air fare 11-03-2014 11:17 PM

    Mumbai: Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo on Tuesday kicked off yet another around of price war in the aviation sector - the fourth in two-and-a-half months - offering massive discounts on advance booking under 'Super Holi Sales' scheme. While SpiceJet confirmed the offer, wherein it is selling tickets as low...
  • After SpiceJet, other airlines too slash ticket fares by up to 70 pc 24-02-2014 08:56 PM

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Monday triggered a third round of fare war by cutting ticket prices by a massive 75 per cent, a move which was soon followed by its rivals GoAir and IndiGo. This is the third time in last one month that the Kalanithi Maran-promoted carrier has doled...
  • SpiceJet slashes fares by 75 per cent 24-02-2014 02:46 PM

    In yet another bonanza to air travellers at the onset of the summer season, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday reduced its fares by up to a whopping 75 percent under a special offer. This is the third time in the last one month that the Kalanithi Maran promoted carrier has...
  • Who will AirAsia India, Tata-SIA send packing from Indian skies? 20-01-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: TATA-SIA, the new airline expected to be launched next year, will surely be a game changer and will have a strategic impact on the aviation industry. However, the shockwaves resulting from the two Tata joint ventures (with Singapore Airlines and AirAsia Bhd), will be felt only from 2015-16....
  • IndiGo joins other airlines, hikes airfares by 25 per cent 07-09-2013 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: Domestic carrier IndiGo on Friday followed its rivals and raised airfares by 25 per cent. IndiGo joins airlines such as SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Air India who recently hiked the fares by 25 per cent citing rise in input costs. "IndiGo has revised upwards its fares, which are...
  • Rupee impact: Jet Airways increases fares by steep 25 per cent 04-09-2013 09:10 PM

    Jet Airways on Wednesday followed its smaller rival SpiceJet and hiked fares by a steep 25 per cent to mitigate the impact of the sharp fall in the rupee value and a near 15 per cent spike in oil prices of late. "The airline has hiked its fares by 25...
  • SpiceJet says airfares will be hiked by 30 per cent 03-09-2013 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Air travellers will have to shell out much more for flight tickets in the coming days. Amidst the ongoing economic crisis, low-cost carrier SpiceJet has said that fares will be increased by around 30 per cent. The airline has further said that increasing airfare is of utmost importance...
  • TN: Smoke billows from SpiceJet flight engine as it lands at Tuticorin 03-09-2013 10:05 AM

    Chennai: Smoke billowed from a SpiceJet flight engine on Tuesday as the plane landed at Tuticorin in Tuticorin. Fire tenders were called in to spray foam. All 72 passengers who were on board the flight were evacuated safely. SpiceJet has now cancelled its return flight to Chennai. The investigations are...
  • SpiceJet to start direct flights connecting Pune-Sharjah 21-08-2013 09:02 PM

    Low cost airline SpiceJet on Wednesday announced the launch of direct services between Pune and Sharjah that will begin from September 21. The airline will be deploying its New Generation Boeing 737-800 (189 seater aircraft) on this route, SpiceJet said in a release issued at Pune. Pune is the third...
  • SpiceJet flight aborted at the last moment as loader jumps out on runway 17-08-2013 03:53 AM

    An Ahmedabad-bound SpiceJet flight aborted take-off at the last moment after a loader jumped off from the luggage section of the plane while it was taxiing on the runway at Dabolim airport in Panaji, police said. Police officials said the incident happened at 4.45 pm. "When the flight was on...
  • SpiceJet to pay Rs 1 lakh to man for not allowing his family on board 09-08-2013 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: SpiceJet has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1 lakh to a passenger for not allowing all members of his family to board the plane despite having confirmed tickets and making them travel on two different flights while returning to Delhi from Goa. The...
  • Sensex falls 68 points in choppy trade, Re remains a concern 07-08-2013 10:15 AM

    Mumbai: In highly volatile trade, the S&P BSE benchmark Sensex ended lower for the second day on Wednesday, losing over 68 points on sustained selling by investors who fear RBI might take more tightening measures to support falling rupee. The 30-share Sensex lost 68.16 points, or 0.36 per cent, to...
  • SpiceJet in talks with Tigerair for stake sale 06-08-2013 07:28 PM

    Mumbai: No-frills carrier SpiceJet is in active discussions with Singapore-based budget carrier Tigerair for a possible stake sale even as they are set to sign a code share agreement soon, sources said. According to sources, SpiceJet promoter and media baron Kalanithi Maran may offload up to 24 per cent to...
  • SpiceJet accepts CEO Niel Raymond Mills's resignation 04-08-2013 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has accepted the resignation of its chief executive Niel Raymond Mills, 18 months before his service contract was to expire. While no name has been announced for his successor, the airline on Saturday informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that Mills' resignation, submitted in July, was...
  • Jet launches week-long sale of low-fare domestic tickets 04-08-2013 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: Taking on competition from no-frill carriers, Jet Airways on Saturday launched a week-long sale of seven lakh low-fare domestic air tickets to attract air travellers who could use them to fly from August 10 onwards. The one-way economy fares would be Rs 1,777, Rs 2,777 and Rs 3,777...
  • SpiceJet in 'advanced' stage of discussion for stake sale 28-07-2013 06:35 PM

    Mumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet is in advanced stage of discussion with a potential investor for stake sale and expects the negotiations to be concluded soon. "Discussions are going on with a foreign carrier. We hope to conclude these negotiations expeditiously," a source said. However, the sources refused to divulge any...
  • TN: SpiceJet flight grounded after landing gear snag, all passengers safe 28-07-2013 05:02 PM

    Chennai: Forty-two passengers of a SpiceJet flight from here had a narrow escape when the main landing gear malfunctioned at touchdown at the Tuticorin airport on Sunday and the aircraft was grounded. All the passengers were safely disembarked and the aircraft which sustained slight damage had been grounded, Tuticorin airport...
  • SpiceJet CEO quits, management yet to accept resignation, say sources 24-07-2013 09:50 AM

    Mumbai: SpiceJet Chief Executive Niel Mills has put in his papers 18 months before his contract was to end, but the management is yet to accept his resignation, sources familiar with the development said on Wednesday. Mills is the third CEO for the Chennai-based private carrier in the past five...
  • SpiceJet shares surge; airline denies report of Kuwait interest 15-07-2013 01:30 PM

    Mumbai: SpiceJet shares surge 8.1 per cent even after the airline denies a news report from vccircle.com that Kuwait Airways was looking to pick up a nearly 25 per cent stake in the budget airline. "The news report suggesting that a stake sale in SpiceJet is being considered to induct...
  • SpiceJet told to pay Rs 15,000 for serving non-vegetarian food 09-06-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Low-cost airline SpiceJet has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 15,000 as token compensation to its passenger for serving him non-vegetarian food instead of vegetarian preferred by him. The South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held the airline deficient in service for mistakenly...
  • Flying becomes a costly affair, passengers cry foul 12-05-2013 09:09 AM

    New Delhi: A move that was aimed at bringing down flying costs has taken a turn for the worse. Starting May 13, you might have to pay more to fly. Air India ,for instance, has reduced free check-in baggage to 15 kilograms from the earlier 20 kilograms. Effective from May...
  • Jet Airways gains nearly 20 per cent after Etihad deal 25-04-2013 10:19 AM

    Mumbai: Shares in Jet Airways surged as much as nearly 20 per cent after Gulf carrier Etihad Airways said it is taking almost a quarter stake in Jet Airways at Rs 754.74, a 31.7 per cent premium to Jet's closing share price on Tuesday. Etihad will also invest an additional...