SpiceJet augments capacity to meet demand

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday said it has increased frequencies and upgraded seat capacity on various routes.

“Our current enhanced schedule comes in time to add considerable depth to our existing network, thereby helping us better serve the increased demand in growing markets,” said Shilpa Bhatia, senior vice president, commercial, SpiceJet.

According to the company, it will operate a renewed winter schedule by adding 10 new daily frequencies on its domestic network encompassing popular routes.

The airline said it will increase frequencies on routes such as Chennai-Kochi, Bangalore-Vijayawada, Kochi-Chennai and Hyderabad-Vijayawada among others.

On international network, the airline said it will increase its flight frequencies on the Delhi-Kabul route from three days a week to five days, effective from February 8.

In addition, the airline increased capacity on select domestic routes by undertaking aircraft upgradation from Bombardier Q400 which has a seating capacity of 78 seats to Boeing 737 which can accommodate 186 passengers.

The airline added that the aircraft upgradation would be operational for six days a week on routes such as Delhi-Varanasi and Delhi-Dehradun among others.

Currently, SpiceJet operates 293 daily flights to 40 destinations, including 34 domestic and six international ones.

It connects its network destinations with a fleet of 25 Boeing 737NG and two Airbus A320 family of aircraft along with 14 Bombardier Q-400s.

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