Jet Airways has more than 60 aircraft grounded to non-payment of the lease. Lessors are now offering many of these Boeing 737NG aircraft which are grounded to SpiceJet, because they have over a dozen MAX aircraft on the ground too. .
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In clear contravention of the directions given by the Indian aviation regulator, SpiceJet continued to fly the planes in normal commercial service till much after. Regulator changed the guidance later to accommodate this.
SpiceJet is charting a huge international growth plan with the induction of new aircraft. To widen its sales and distribution reach, SpiceJet has signed up with Amadeus as its first GDS partner.
With yesterday’s crash of another 737 MAX 8, airlines and regulators have started to ground their 737 MAX fleets. China, Ethiopian and Cayman Airways started the trend. Will DGCA and/or SpiceJet follow?
Airbus has put a business case for the A330neo in front of IndiGo and SpiceJet. Both airlines have intentions of starting long-haul international flights.
SpiceJet seems to be the only Indian airline which is working towards launching wifi on board at the moment. They are currently in the process of getting regulatory approvals for launching their service at the moment.
IndiGo has filed to launch flights on Delhi – London Gatwick route in 2019. A new development indicates SpiceJet may be planning to expand to London from two Indian cities in 2019.
Indian aviation market is growing at a rapid pace at the backdrop of capacity induction by airlines in India. Airlines in India took deliveries at the rate of more than 1 aircraft every 3 days in 2018.
SpiceJet is on track to become the first Indian airline to have WiFi onboard. And you will be able to use it free! At least for now. How long will the party last though?
I had the chance to try out SpiceJet’s new SpicEngage IFE system last week. With an hour to kill, SpicEngage proved pretty handy. There were videos, games and more!
SpiceJet’s first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has landed in India. This would be inducted in service shortly and will be used to fly to Hong Kong from November 2018. Here is what to expect inside this plane.