SPICEJET

  • SpiceJet cuts fare, to operate 2 more flights to Kathmandu 1 week ago

    New Delhi: No frills carrier SpiceJet on Monday cut down base fare for its evening flights to Kathmandu to Re 1 for two days starting today, and announced that it will mount two more special planes to aid evacuation of travellers stranded in earthquake-devastated Nepal. "We plan to operate two additional...
  • Air India, SpiceJet to operate additional flights to Kathmandu April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India will resume its services to Nepal from Sunday and also decided to operate two additional flights from New Delhi and Kolkata to the quake-hit country with relief material and to fly out people stranded there. The two flights which were to be operated on Saturday...
  • Nepal quake: Flights to Kathmandu put on hold April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across several states of India too. The authorities have closed the Kathmandu airport due to the quake. All flight operations in and out of Kathmandu have been suspended...
  • SpiceJet looks to step up international services from Kochi April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: No-frills airline SpiceJet on Wednesday said it plans to scale up its international operations from Kochi with some new flights to the Gulf region and is also looking to connect Maldivian capital Male to other domestic destinations via the coastal city. The Gurgaon-based carrier is also evaluating prospects of...
  • SpiceJet opens advance bookings up to March 2016 April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget-carrier SpiceJet on Monday said it has opened advanced bookings up to March 2016, following the nod from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The customers can now start planning their trips early for the winters to get the best deals, the airline said in a statement. Winter schedules...
  • Spicejet adds two more flights on Ahmedabad-Muscat sector April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Low-cost carrier Spicejet on Wednesday added two more weekly flights on the Ahmedabad-Muscat sector, taking the total frequency to five per week. The additional flights are now open for booking at a promotional offer fare of Rs 5,499, all-inclusive for Ahmedabad-Muscat. The new flights will depart Ahmedabad Wednesdays and Sundays at...
  • SpiceJet makes part payment of dues to AAI April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has made a part payment of its dues to the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) and also signed an agreement with aircraft leasing firm BBAM to settle out of court the dispute over Boeing rentals. "SpiceJet has paid a part payment of Rs 25...
  • Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight makes safe landing after a bird hit at Mumbai airport March 31, 2015

    Mumbai: A Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight on Tuesday made safe landing after a bird hit. The incident took place around 6:30 PM at the Mumbai airport when a bird hit the aircraft. Meanwhile, another SpiceJet flight also suspected have been hit by a bird. Five flights have been diverted and four...
  • Air India pilots voice concern over Airbus A320s after recent Germanwings plane crash March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Voicing its concern over the 26-year-old fleet of Airbus A320s in the national carrier Air India, one of its pilots' union has sought grounding of these planes from aviation regulator DGCA. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), which represents erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots in the now combined entity...
  • SpiceJet to add 7 planes; another Rs 500 crore infusion in April March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: As it embarks on a revival path, budget carrier SpiceJet plans to lease seven more Boeing 737 aircraft by May while another Rs 500 crore is expected to be infused by its new owner Ajay Singh in April. Singh has already pumped in Rs 500 crore into the carrier...
  • Discount drive helps domestic airlines log healthy growth in February March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: A series of heavy discount ticket offers by domestic carriers helped India's air passenger traffic log a healthy 21.48 per cent growth in February over the same period in 2014, DGCA data shows. Eight Indian carriers -- three full service, four budget and one regional -- together ferried 122.61...
  • SpiceJet urges Delhi Highy Court to direct DGCA not to deregister its planes March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Monday moved Delhi High Court seeking orders to DGCA not to de-register its six aircraft leased from two foreign firms, saying it has arrived at a settlement with one and was in process of settling with the other. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice...
  • Court ruling may affect SpiceJet passengers March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: SpiceJet passengers, especially vacationers, may face a hard time again including paying higher fares with the Delhi High Court directing aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday to deregister six Boeing planes of the budget carrier SpiceJet, even as the airline said it was not expecting any disruption in services...
  • SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh gets security clearance March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: SpiceJet's new promotor Ajay Singh has got the mandatory security clearance from the Home Ministry. Civil Aviation Ministry has received the files relating to Singh's security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday, official sources said in New Delhi on Thursday. Security agencies had conducted a...
  • Delhi High Court directs DGCA to deregister six SpiceJet aircraft March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to deregister six aircraft given on lease to low-cost airline SpiceJet by two Irish firms. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, while issuing the direction to DGCA, also said that the aviation regulator will decide in two weeks the...
  • Ministry of Home Affairs conducting background check of new owner of SpiceJet March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Security agencies are conducting a background checking of new owner of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh, after he infused a fund of Rs 500 crore in the beleaguered air carrier and announced plans to invest Rs 1,500 crore. The Home Ministry ordered a background check of Singh as part of the...
  • SpiceJet flight skids off runway while landing at Hubli airport; all 77 passengers safe March 8, 2015

    Bengaluru: A Bengaluru-Hubballi SpiceJet flight with 77 people on board had skidded off while landing at Hubli Airport in Karnataka on Sunday. According to sources, the incident took place around 7.15 PM when the aircraft's wheel got deflated and it veered off the runway. All 77 passengers were onboard escaped unhurt. Karnataka...
  • Air India operates four 'all women crew' flights on Women's Day March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: To mark International Women's Day, national carrier Air India on Sunday operated four 'all-women crew' flights to international and domestic destinations, with one flown by two pilots who were also part of the maiden such feat in the world way back in 1985. Air India was the first carrier...
  • SpiceJet clears plane rental dues, pays $10 million to lessors March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Having settled its dues with the tax authorities and the public sector oil marketing firms, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday cleared its aircraft rentals dues by paying USD 10 million to some of its lessors. SpiceJet paid these dues after the new owner Ajay Singh infused a fund of...
  • SpiceJet's new owner infuses Rs 500 crore to revive the airline February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has finally received the much-need funding, with the new owner Ajay Singh infusing Rs 500 crore in the airline as part of his Rs 1,500 crore investment plan to revive it. Singh paid Rs 500 crore to SpiceJet on Wednesday, sources said, adding that two more...
  • SpiceJet launches low-fare offer; one lakh seats on the block February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday put one lakh seats up for grabs on both its domestic and international routes as it rolled out another discount sale offer with tickets priced as low as Rs 1,699 for travel within the country. The latest offer -- of all-inclusive fares as low...
  • Competition Commission clears SpiceJet deal with Ajay Singh February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission on Thursday cleared Ajay Singh's proposal to acquire a majority stake in cash-strapped SpiceJet, moving closer to the much-needed recapitalisation of the budget carrier. With clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the low-cost carrier's original promoter is closer to taking the management...
  • Competition Commission of India looking into SpiceJet deal February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Competition Commission is looking into SpiceJet's proposed deal with its original promoter Ajay Singh and a decision is yet to be finalised. Amid turbulent times, the carrier's board has approved a deal that would see change of ownership as well as infusion of fresh funds. The proposed...
  • SpiceJet offers discount scheme starting Rs 1,899 February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Saturday launched its special sales offer of one-way booking fares starting at Rs 1,899 all inclusive. This is the third such discount offer by the company which had earlier launched its "SpiceJet Super Sale" and "We Love You Valentine's Sale" offers. According to the...
  • SpiceJet plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore; Marans exit Board January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Low cost carrier SpiceJet, which is going through an ownership change, plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore by way of issuing securities and allotting non-convertible preference shares to Marans, its promoters, who will be exiting the company. The Board of SpiceJet, in its meeting on Thursday, has approved the...
  • SpiceJet joins low-fare race January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday joined the low-fare race in the domestic market putting on the block half-a-million seats with ticket prices starting at Rs 1,499, days after the government gave a go-ahead to its revival plan under the new promoters. The bookings under the three-day "Super Sale" offer...
  • DGCA lifts curb on advance bookings, Centre clears SpiceJet plan January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief to the budget carrier SpiceJet, DGCA on Thursday allowed the airline to accept advance bookings beyond March 31 even as the government gave initial nod to its revival plan, which has now been referred to market regulator Sebi to examine whether the funding by...
  • SpiceJet can be exempted from an open offer, says MoS Mahesh Sharma January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Cash-strapped airline SpiceJet is likely to get some respite as Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said the airline could be exempted from an open offer. According to sources, the Aviation Ministry is likely to approve the revival plan for the cash-strapped carrier as early as next...
  • SpiceJet's new owners plan to cut fleet, shrink network: Sources January 16, 2015

    Singapore: The prospective owners of low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd plan to cut the airline's fleet, shrink its network and return to a "plain vanilla" business model to achieve profitability, two people close to the investors said. Their plans include culling the 15 Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft from the airline's fleet and...
  • Ownership, management control to be transferred to co-founder Ajay Singh: Spicejet January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of its revival plan, cash-strapped carrier SpiceJet on Thursday said that its promoter Kalanithi Maran would transfer his entire stake in the carrier to original founder Ajay Singh as part of plans to revive it. Kalanithi Maran & KAL Airways Pvt Ltd will be transferring ownership and...