SpiceJet Airways Airline Information
A low cost carrier based in Chennai, India, SpiceJet launched its operations in May 2005. By 2008, it placed second in the India’s budget airline industry market share. Voted the best low cost airline in South and Central Asia by Skytrax in 2007, SpiceJet remains far ahead of its other low cost airline competitors.
Owned by the Sun Group of Companies, SpiceJet flies from three primary hubs: Chennai International Airport in Chennai, the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, and the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. Concurrently, it also operates its secondary hubs at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
SpiceJet boasts of a fleet of 40 Boeing 737-800s, Boeing 737-900ERs, and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s, with 29 more on order. It flies under the slogan, “Flying for Everyone,” and covers 34 domestic and international destinations, which include Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bhopal , Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Rajahmundry, Srinagar, Surat, Tirupathi, Trichy, Tuticorin, Trivandrum, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Kathmandu (Nepal) and Colombo (Sri Lanka).
To go with its low fare offerings, SpiceJet offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks for passengers to buy on board their flight. This covers sandwiches, cookies, nuts, soft drinks and juices. However, each passenger gets a complimentary bottle of mineral water on every flight.
Each passenger is allowed 20kg of luggage, with the exception of the airline’s Jammu and Kashmir routes where cabin luggage is not allowed.
Apart from its air passenger service, the carrier’s SpiceJet cargo offers cargo services for its routes connecting Ahmedabad, Agartala, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Pune and Visakhapatnam for up to 2 to 3.5 tons of cargo per flight.