SPICEJET

  • SpiceJet hits ground, spoils year end plans for thousands of people 10 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Shweta, a housewife from New Delhi is terribly disappointed. Her five year old dream of spending the year end with husband and children in Goa has hit a huge roadblock. She had booked the tickets three months ago on SpiceJet. Now the airline is in deep trouble and...
  • Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool after waiting since 4 AM on Wednesday. All SpiceJet flights remained grounded for the first half of the day. "It is very irritating. They are not giving us any alternative," said a passenger. ...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes operations Yesterday

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped airline SpiceJet resumed operations on Wednesday after facing passengers' anger for mass cancellation of flights over non-payment of fuel dues. SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today...
  • Oil Ministry asks SpiceJet to submit 10-day plan for revival, airline to start operation by 4 PM Yesterday

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped SpiceJet has been asked by the Oil Ministry to submit a 10-day plan for revival of the airline, said sources on Wednesday. In a meeting held on Tuesday, the ministry had agreed to grant interim relief to SpiceJet and said that they can pay some money...
  • SpiceJet flights will resume operations by 4 PM, says COO Sanjiv Kapoor Yesterday

    New Delhi: Facing passenger's anger after several of its flights were cancelled over non-payment of fuel dues, SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today will operate. We apologise again for the...
  • Will supply fuel only on immediate payment: Oil companies to Spicejet Yesterday

    New Delhi: With troubled Spicejet having grounded its flights, oil companies have made it clear the budget carrier will get fuel only on immediate payments, as the airline is on 'cash and carry' mode. The carrier had till Tuesday bought some jet fuel but it has...
  • More trouble for SpiceJet, airline remains grounded for 2nd day as oil companies stop fuel supply: Sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: In more trouble for the cash-strapped airline SpiceJet, the operations remain grounded for the second day on Wednesday as oil companies have stopped fuel supply, the sources said. "Not even a single flight has taken off till this morning due to fuel supply issue with the oil companies," sources...
  • Breather for Spicejet, government may ask banks to lend upto Rs 600 crore to the airlines Yesterday

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of the crisis-ridden budget airline SpiceJet, the Civil Aviation Ministry said it may request Indian banks/financial institutions to extend loans of upto Rs 600 crore to the airline as part of measures to keep the carrier functional. The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that it...
  • SpiceJet seeks government help; request to be put up before PMO: MoS Civil Aviation 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Suffering a total liability of about Rs 2,000 crore, beleaguered no-frill carrier SpiceJet on Monday approached the government and sought urgent financial help to run its daily operations. Top officials of the airline met Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma and made the plea for "urgent relief". The...
  • Cartoon of the day: SpiceJet stops advance bookings after DGCA's stern warning December 10, 2014

    Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. DGCA has asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than one month in advance. ...
  • SpiceJet cancels flights, stops advance booking after DGCA warning December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: SpiceJet has cancelled hundreds of tickets and stopped advance bookings after being given a stern warning by the aviation regulator. Infact, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given SpiceJet time till December 15 to pay off all the dues. Anjum Khan was supposed to be at...
  • Hope SpiceJet will come out of financial turbulence: Aviation Minister December 9, 2014

    In more trouble for SpiceJet, the cash-strapped airline has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for the current month. The DGCA had asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than a month in advance. Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "We hope SpiceJet will fly out of...
  • Troubled SpiceJet cancels over 1,800 flights till December 31 December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. The air carrier, which is part of Kalanithi Maran-led Sun Group, has cancelled a total of 1,861 flights, a few to Kathmandu in Nepal and all others connecting...
  • Spicejet refutes reports of DGCA's directive on large-scale cancellations December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rapped up SpiceJet over financial constraints, the airline on Sunday denied the reports of any large-scale cancellations asked by the aviation regulator. It has also rejected reports of pilot shortage and existing pilots being made to fly extra hours. DGCA on Friday...
  • DGCA raps SpiceJet for large scale flight cancellations December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Friday cracked the whip on SpiceJet and withdrew 186 of its slots and asked it to clear salary dues of all its employees in the next ten days. After reviewing the situation facing the no-frill carrier, DGCA chief Prabhat Kumar took...
  • SpiceJet on track to return to profitability, says COO November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Scotching speculation that SpiceJet would go the Kingfisher way, the no-frills carrier on Tuesday said that it was on track to return to profitability on the back of improved performance and enhanced fleet size. "Recapitalisation is the last piece of the turnaround jigsaw puzzle. There is activity going...
  • Buffalo on runway: Is a major mishap waiting to happen? November 7, 2014

    A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a buffalo on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport. CNN-IBN asks whether a major mishap is waiting to happen. ...
  • SpiceJet complains of stray animals at Surat airport, suspends services for indefinite period November 7, 2014

    Surat: A day after a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off, the airlines have complained of stray animals as a recurring problem at the Surat airport. Owing to the repeated obstructions, the airline has decided to suspend its services at...
  • SpiceJet flight hits animal before take-off at Surat airport November 6, 2014

    Surat: A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane, with about 140 passengers onboard, hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport on Thursday. "A Surat-to-Delhi SpiceJet aircraft, Flight number SG 622, carrying around 140 passengers excluding crew members today hit a stray animal on...
  • Hyderabad bound SpiceJet flight diverted after engine trouble October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A SpiceJet Coimbatore-Hyderabad flight carrying 70 passengers was diverted to Bangalore on Tuesday following engine trouble. The pilots of the Bombardier Q-400, operating flight SG 1048, noticed signals of suspected engine trouble on the cockpit panel and decided to land at Bangalore airport short of its final destination,...
  • APAI questions 'non-existent' low fares offered by airlines October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Apex air travellers body, Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) on Sunday questioned the frequent "special fare" offers by domestic carriers and termed them as "non-existent", even as it urged the DGCA not to allow such schemes. The association, in a communication to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, also...
  • SpiceJet announces another low-fare offer of Rs 899 for Bangalore-Chennai-Kochi October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Tuesday continued with its galore of special offers announcing yet another limited- period discounted one-way domestic fare offer, ranging from all-inclusive fares of Rs 899 to Rs 2,499. While tickets can be booked at low fares till October 26, the travel period would be between November one...
  • Airlines lure flyers with cheap new year fares, SpiceJet charges Rs 699 September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: To lure more flyers this festive and upcoming New Year travel season domestic airlines Monday launched attractive fare schemes. Budget carrier Spicejet was the first to announce its 'Early New Year' sale whereby passengers can book tickets at Rs.699 (excluding taxes and fees). The airline said that the booking...
  • SpiceJet announces 50 per cent discount on tickets till March 2015 September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another low-fare offer, SpiceJet on Thursday announced 50 per cent off on base fares on limited tickets for travel till March 2015 on sale till Saturday. The offer would allow customers to avail 50 per cent discount on available fares for travel in two phases -...
  • Airlines raise issues affecting aviation sector September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of Indian airlines on Tuesday raised issues afflicting the aviation sector like high jet fuel cost and airport charges as the government said it would soon finalise a policy to enhance connectivity to regional destinations and remote areas. The issues came up for discussion at a meeting...
  • SpiceJet announces limited period offer September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another move to push for lowfare domestic air travel, SpiceJet today announced a limited period offer for tickets to fly from midJanuary till October next year. The nofrill carrier, which has been initiating a series of promotional offers almost every month since January...
  • Indian Airlines evacuates 270 stranded people from floodhit J&K September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Airlines on Wednesday began evacuating stranded people from floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir with Air India flying back 270 passengers free, as DGCA asked them to cap total fares including taxes on SrinagarDelhi and LehDelhi sectors at Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000 respectively. While Air...
  • SpiceJet announces tickets for Rs 599, Rs 1999 till September 10 September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Saturday launched two new slabs of competitive basic airfare rates, as other Indian carriers extended dates for booking low cost tickets over the past few days. The low oneway base fare tickets of the nofrill carrier can be bought till September ten, costing Rs 599 for...
  • Now Jet Airways announces Rs 500 fare offer on domestic route September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after budget carrier SpiceJet announced fares starting at Rs 499 across its domestic network, Jet Airways too jumped on the bandwagon rolling out Rs 500 fares for the economy class on its domestic flights for a limited period on Tuesday. The all inclusive fares of the cityheadquartered...
  • After SpiceJet, IndiGo enters fare war, lowers fares to Rs 999 September 2, 2014

    Budget carrier IndiGo on Tuesday started promotional air fares by offering discounted oneway fares starting at a low of Rs 999 (all inclusive oneway fare), a day after SpiceJet started its offer of Rs.499 oneway charge. According to IndiGo, its DelhiJapiur flight is priced at Rs.999 oneway, follwoed by Rs.1,399 SrinagarChandigarh....