After the doom of Jet Airways, SpiceJet stands with the staff and presented 500 job opportunities for them.
Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it has already absorbed over 500 employees, including 100 pilots of the grounded carrier Jet Airways and it is open to inducting more as it adds more aircraft and routes in the times ahead.
SpiceJet is one of the largest airlines in India by market share. The airline commenced its operations on May 18, 2005. It is one of the most popular low-cost airlines in India.
It is also the fastest growing private company with a flight in every corner of the country.
It's an Indian low-cost carrier based at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Here are some of the facts of SpiceJet you should if you are an aviation aspirant:
Established as air taxi provider ModiLuft in 1994, the company was acquired by Indian entrepreneur Ajay Singh in 2004 and re-christened as SpiceJet. The airline operated its first flight in May 2005. Indian media baron Kalanidhi Maran acquired a controlling stake in SpiceJet in June 2010 through Sun Group which was sold back to Ajay Singh in January 2015. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737 and Bombardier Dash aircraft.
The airline commenced international operations in October 2010 and now provides services to Afghanistan, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and the UAE.
The airline operates 312 daily flights to 55 destinations, including 47 Indian and 7 international destinations from its hubs at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
3. THE PREMIUM TASTE.
SpiceJet has moved away from the typical low-cost carrier service model of economy class-only seating.
The airline offers premium services under the name SpiceMax, whereby passengers can obtain additional benefits including pre-assigned seats with extra legroom; meals on board; priority check-in and boarding; and priority baggage handling; at a higher fare.
SpiceJet does not provide complimentary meals in any of its flights. It does sell full in-flight meals on some flights.
SpiceJet remains customer focused by providing all the amenities they need during the journey with the moderate cost.
SpiceXpress is the air cargo division of SpiceJet. The cargo airline was launched in September 2018 and commenced services on the Delhi-Bengaluru-Delhi route with a Boeing 737-700.
SpiceXpress began services between Guwahati and Hong Kong on 19 January 2019 becoming the first airline to operate freight services between Northeast India and Southeast Asia.
The total SpiceJet fleet (excluding subsidiaries) consists of the following aircraft (As of January 2019):
1. BOEING 737-700 - 3 in service.
2. BOEING 737-800 - 28 in service.
3. BOEING 737-900ER - 4 in service.
4. BOEING 737MAX8 - 13 In-service and 183 bought.
5. BOMBARDIER DASH 8 Q400 - 22 in service.
6. BOMBARDIER DASH 8 Q400 NG - 5 In-service and 45 bought.
Whereas SpiceXpress Cargo fleet consists of:
1. BOEING 737-700 CF/BDSF - 1 In-service and 19 bought.
It is announced to induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG in response to fulfill demands in local and international expansion.
It was ordered due to the fleet of 737 max been currently banned and the downfall of Jet Airways.
Due to the closure of all Jet Airways flights they have placed orders for 6 additional Boeing 737-800 NG and 5 more Bombardiers Q-400 in Dry Lease to cover the shortage in the Indian aviation industry.
These are the top five facts about SpiceJet airlines.
The above article is based on the information on SpiceJet official website.
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