SPICEJET

  • SpiceJet on track to return to profitability, says COO 1 week ago

    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....
  • Now SpiceJet offers Rs 499 fare on domestic network September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Country's second largest airline by market share, SpiceJet on Monday launched yet another limited period special fare scheme, 'Early Bird', offering customers ticket prices as low as Rs 499 on its domestic network. The bookings for this threeday offer commences from today with a travel validity period between January 16...
  • Spicejet offers 'SpiceMAX' in its flights August 8, 2014

    Chennai: With a view to enhance convenience for passengers, the country's second largest low fare airline Spicejet on Friday announced introduction of 'SpiceMAX' that offer more leg room for little more money from August 15. Designed for customers who want more comfort and convenience, but are not willing to pay the...
  • Jet Airways extends special economy fare offer by two days August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways on Tuesday extended its special economy class fare offer by two more days. The cityheadquartered airline had on July 31 launched a panIndia sales scheme, offering fares as low as Rs 1,499 on all its economy class domestic networks. Originally the offer was to end on Tuesday. But...
  • Will 'adjust processes' to handle delay scenarios properly: SpiceJet July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: With aviation regulator DGCA directing SpiceJet to refund fares and food charges for all its passengers on a MumbaiDelhi flight, the nofrills carrier on Tuesday acknowledged its failure and promised to "adjust processes" to meet such situations in the future. However, it also said that budget airlines were "unable...
  • SpiceJet defends stand, cites technical snag for flight delay July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending itself, budget passenger airline SpiceJet on Tuesday cited technical snag for flight delay that led to stranding of 172 passengers of MumbaiDelhi flight SG419 for around five hours June 16. It also said that logistical reasons hampered its staff from providing refreshments to the passengers of the delayed...
  • DGCA has for the first time acted in the right manner: Sudhakar Reddy July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India Sudhakar Reddy said that the DGCA had for the first time acted in the right manner. Delays, cancellations and other such issues should be dealt with seriously. He suggested that the government should convert guidelines into an...
  • Passengers on the SpiceJet MumbaiDelhi flight to be refunded: DGCA July 29, 2014

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked SpiceJet to refund fares to all passengers of the MumbaiDelhi flight, which was delayed by 5 hours last month. DGCA has also asked SpiceJet to refund money charged from passengers for food and beverages. The aviation regulator also found 'serious engineering issues'...
  • DGCA raps SpiceJet after a flight delay, asks to refund fare July 28, 2014

    In a firstofitskind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a MumbaiDelhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the nofrills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of this delayed...
  • Flight delay: DGCA asks SpiceJet to refund fare July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a firstofitskind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a MumbaiDelhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the nofrills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of...
  • Kingfisher, Jet group, SpiceJet owe about Rs 377 crore to Airports Authority of India July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private carriers jointly owe about Rs 377 crore as unpaid airport and other dues to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), including Rs 172.69 crore by defunct Kingfisher Airlines alone, between April and June. Cases have been filed in the Bombay High Court against Kingfisher which has shut...
  • SpiceJet offers 10 lakh tickets for travel in 2015 starting Rs 999 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Lowfare airline SpiceJet has come up with another offer with ticket prices as low as Rs 999. The offer is open from July to July 10 for air travel between January 6, 2015 and October 24, 2015. Ten lakh tickets are up for grabs under the offer. While...
  • SpiceJet flight escapes rocket attack in Kabul airport July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: About 100 people on board a SpiceJet flight from Kabul to Delhi escaped a rocket attack by militants at the airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday. The attack, aimed at the military airbase at the Kabul airport, was launched when the Boeing 737 was getting ready for takeoff....
  • IndiGo launches another round of promotional fares June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The fare war triggered by the entry of AirAsia into the domestic market continues as the budget carrier IndiGo has launched another round of promotional fares, starting at Rs 1,724 (all inclusive) for a limited period. The announcement comes a day after SpiceJet extended its monsoon offer with an initial...
  • SpiceJet extends Rs 1,999 monsoon offer panIndia June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday extended its special monsoon fare offer with a starting ticket price of Rs 1,999 (all inclusive) panIndia, a day after the newlylaunched AirAsia India announced Kochi as its third destination in the network at an all inclusive fare of Rs 500. The offer is...
  • SpiceJet launches another round of low fares for flyers from South India June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Kalanithi Maranpromoted budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday announced another round of discounts, offering flyers fares as low as Rs 1,999 under a 'Monsoon Sale' scheme. The fresh round of discounted fares is applicable for three days starting today on all SpiceJet flights from eight cities in South India, the...