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?
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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.
SpiceJet is all set to fly to Hong Kong from Delhi later this year. Bookings are currently open and the timings look pretty good for budget travellers. The more you save on tickets, the more you can spend on food and shopping in Hong Kong!
Spicejet is the launch customer of the Bombardier Q400 90 seats variant. They have 25 Bombardier Q400 on order with an option of 25 more Bombardier Q400. Last week, they took delivery of the first 90-seat Bombardier Q400.
HDFC Bank has some interesting deals on offer when you book your ticket on IndiGo or SpiceJet. You can get a meal, a free seat and other priority services for free!
Spicejet becomes the first Indian no-frills carries to come out with a streaming in-flight entertainment system (IFE) called SpicEngage for its flyers. You can now consume content on board their planes at cruise altitude on all their domestic and international flights.
Bombardier got the certification this week to offer a 90-seater Q400. And guess what, the first of those, are going to be coming to India with SpiceJet. So… time to think of more spices to name these planes.
Clearly, Indian carriers are not in the best of financial health… So why don’t they just raise prices of tickets? It is a catch 22, as I try to explore.
Inflight wifi in India will soon be possible, hopefully in 2018 itself. The enabling decisions have been made, now it is just for the government to notify the rules, and for airlines to work on the technology front.