Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Indian Budget Airline to Expand International Operations

Even as other Indian airlines struggle to sustain, the country’s popular low cost airline, SpiceJet is all set to spread its wings wide.

The no frills airline will be offering flights to six new international destinations, including Afghanistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Bangkok, Maldives and Hong Kong by October-end. SpiceJet also plans to enlarge its fleet size to 50 aircraft before the year 2012 rolls away.

SpiceJet is one of the largest low cost airlines in India with a sizable market share in the domestic sector. The airline is now looking to expand beyond the national boundaries and is hoping to serve international destinations as well and in the process treating flyers with outbound and inbound cheap flights to India.

The airline does offer flights to India from few international locations like Dubai, Kathmandu and Colombo.

The airline has also announced the expansion of its flight network in northern part of India. It will connect the cities of Chandigarh, Amritsar and Srinagar to Delhi. SpiceJet also has plans to connect the cities of Dehradun and Indore to Delhi in days to come. With the launch, the budget carrier will have a presence at 37 Indian airports.

Budget travellers are surely going to be pleased with the announcement as the carrier is renowned for offering cheap flight deals.

The airline will also increase its fleet size to 50 by the end of the current year. The company explained that eight more aircraft will be added to the SpiceJet’s fleet of aircraft. The India carrier took delivery of five Q400 aircraft from Bombardier in Canada recently and is planning to operate those aircraft on routes connecting Tier II and III cities with Delhi.

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