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SpiceJet
SpiceJet
is a low-cost airline headquartered in Gurgaon, India. It is the third largest airline in the country by number of domestic passengers carried, with a market share of 13.3% as of October 2017.[4] The airline operates 312 daily flights to 55 destinations, including 45 Indian and 10 international destinations from its hubs at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Established as air taxi provider ModiLuft
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
Boeing 737
and Bombardier Dash aircraft.

Contents

1 History

1.1 1984–1996: ModiLuft
ModiLuft
era 1.2 2005–2013: Inception and expansion 1.3 2014–present: Downturn and recovery

2 Corporate affairs 3 Destinations 4 Fleet

4.1 New orders

5 Services 6 Partnerships 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] 1984–1996: ModiLuft
ModiLuft
era[edit] Main article: ModiLuft The origins of SpiceJet
SpiceJet
can be tracked back to March 1984 when the company was established by Indian industrialist S. K. Modi to provide private air taxi services.[5] On 17 February 1993, the company was named as MG Express and entered into technical partnership with the German flag carrier Lufthansa. The airline provided passenger and cargo services under the name of Modiluft before ceasing operations in 1996.[5] 2005–2013: Inception and expansion[edit] In 2004, the company was acquired by Ajay Singh and the airline planned to restart operations as SpiceJet
SpiceJet
following the low-cost model.[5] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
leased two Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800
aircraft in 2005 and planned to order 10 new aircraft for expansion.[6] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
opened bookings on 18 May 2005 and the first flight was operated between Delhi and Mumbai on 24 May 2005.[7] By July 2008, it was India's third-largest low-cost carrier in terms of market share after Air Deccan and IndiGo.[8] Indian media baron Kalanidhi Maran acquired 37.7% stake in SpiceJet
SpiceJet
in June 2010 through Sun Group.[9][10] The airline ordered 30 Boeing
Boeing
737-8 aircraft worth US$2.7 billion July 2010 and a further 15 Bombardier Q4 Dash short-haul aircraft worth US$446 million in December 2010.[11] In 2012, SpiceJet
SpiceJet
suffered a loss of over ₹390 million (US$6.0 million) owing to increase in global crude prices.[12] On 9 January 2012, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, reported that several airlines in India, including SpiceJet, have not maintained crucial data for the flight operations quality assurance.[13] The Bombay Stock Exchange
Bombay Stock Exchange
announced that ever since June 2011, SpiceJet
SpiceJet
had been suffering losses.[14] In 2012, Kalanidhi Maran increased his stake in the airline by investing ₹1 billion (US$15 million) in the airline.[15] The airline returned to profits at the end of the same year.[16] In 2013, SpiceJet
SpiceJet
entered into an inter airline pact with Tigerair
Tigerair
on 16 December 2013 which was later scrapped in January 2015.[17] 2014–present: Downturn and recovery[edit] In January 2015, the Sun group sold its entire shareholding and transferred control to Ajay Singh.[18] In late September 2017, the airline announced that it had placed a firm order for 25 Q400 turboprop aircraft.[19] Corporate affairs[edit] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.[2] Ajay Singh serves as the Managing Director of the airline since January 2015.[20] The airline's logo consists of 15 dots arranged in three rows of five each in the order of their reducing sizes on a red background. In June 2015, the airline unveiled its current logo with a new tagline Red. Hot. Spicy.[21] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
names all its aircraft with the name of an Indian spice.[22] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange Destinations[edit] Main article: SpiceJet
SpiceJet
destinations As of April 2018, SpiceJet
SpiceJet
operates 306 flights daily to 35 Indian and 6 international destinations.[23] It operates hubs at Delhi and Hyderabad, which is the primary base for its fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft.[24][25] After completing five years of flying, SpiceJet
SpiceJet
was allowed to commence international flights by Directorate General of Civil Aviation on 7 September 2010. SpiceJet
SpiceJet
launched flights from Delhi to Kathmandu and Chennai to Colombo and the first international flight took off on 7 October 2010 from Delhi.[26] Fleet[edit]

SpiceJet
SpiceJet
Boeing
Boeing
737-800

SpiceJet
SpiceJet
Boeing
Boeing
737-900ER

SpiceJet
SpiceJet
Bombardier Q400

As of October 2017, the airline operates the following aircraft:[27]

SpiceJet
SpiceJet
fleet

Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers Notes

Boeing
Boeing
737-700 2 —

149

Boeing
Boeing
737-800 28 —

189

Boeing
Boeing
737-900ER 4 —

212

Boeing 737
Boeing 737
MAX 8 — 155[28] 50[28] TBA Deliveries starting August 2018[29]

Bombardier Dash 8
Bombardier Dash 8
Q400 23[30] —

78

Bombardier Dash 8
Bombardier Dash 8
Q400 NG

25[31] 25 90 Launch customer of high-density 90-passenger model[32]

Total 57 180 75

Spicejet
Spicejet
Q400

New orders[edit] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
placed its first firm order for 20 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s in March 2005, with deliveries scheduled up to 2010.[6] In November 2010, in the presence of US president Barack Obama, the airline ordered 30 Boeing
Boeing
737-800s.[33] On 9 December 2010, Bombardier Aerospace announced that SpiceJet
SpiceJet
had placed a firm order for fifteen Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners with options for another fifteen. SpiceJet
SpiceJet
used its fleet of Q400s for short-haul operations.[34] In March 2014, the airline signed a US$4.4 billion deal with Boeing for the procurement of 42 737 MAX 8 aircraft.[35] In 2015, SpiceJet was in talks with both Boeing
Boeing
and Airbus for a possible order of more than 100 single aisle aircraft, either Airbus A320neo or the Boeing 737 MAX with the same being confirmed by Managing Director, Ajay Singh, in a conference in Dubai.[36] In January 2017, the airline placed a firm order for 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, and revealed itself as the airline behind the 13 MAX 8 aircraft previously attributed to an unidentified customer, taking its total order to 155 MAX 8 aircraft with purchase rights for 50 additional MAX 8 and wide-body aircraft. The budget carrier plans to grow its operational fleet to 200 airplanes by the end of the decade and expand regionally with the new 737 MAX family of airplanes. [37] In June 2017, the airline signed a letter of intent with Bombardier at the 2017 Paris Air Show, to purchase up to 50 Q400 aircraft, catering to growth in passenger traffic arising from its participation in the Indian government's UDAN regional connectivity scheme.[38] Services[edit]

In-flight meal of Spicejet.

SpiceJet
SpiceJet
has moved away from the typical low-cost carrier service model of economy class-only seating.[39] The airline offers premium services under the name SpiceMax, whereby passengers can obtain additional benefits including pre-assigned seats with extra legroom; complimentary meals on board; priority check-in and boarding; and priority baggage handling; at a higher fare.[40] Otherwise SpiceJet does not provide complimentary meals in any of its flights for it does have a buy-on board in-flight meal programmebut unlike other low cost airlines , it provides full meals [39] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
does not operate any frequent-flyer programme and does not provide any in-flight entertainment options.[39] Partnerships[edit] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
has partnered with Tripfactory for selling holiday packages on its platform.[41] References[edit]

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SpiceJet
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SpiceJet
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SpiceJet
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SpiceJet
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Boeing
737BG aircraft named "Red Chilli"". Times of India. 21 January 2016. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.  ^ " Spicejet
Spicejet
to add 3 new flights, 6 additional frequencies in summer". The Economic Times. 23 March 2016. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.  ^ "Bombardier to land Shamshabad airport in June". The Hindu. Hyderabad, India. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.  ^ "Profile on SpiceJet". CAPA Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ " SpiceJet
SpiceJet
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SpiceJet
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SpiceJet
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SpiceJet
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SpiceJet
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