One of the most favoured low-cost carriers (LCC) in the Indian subcontinent, SpiceJet has made Delhi its third base after Chennai and Hyderabad from where the all-new Bombardier Q400s will fly to their destinations. This comes mainly as a part of the expansion plans of the popular LCC. By making Delhi its base, it would be more feasible to connect to the destinations in the northern part of the country. Cities like Indore, Chandigarh, Srinagar and Amritsar will be connected from the national capital as the first phase of the plan. This new addition will definitely increase the footfall in the flights of this LCC, which has seen increase in its profit by providing cheap airline tickets. Also, after successful initiation of services to these cities, the airline plans to boost its operations to more cities.
5 new Models included to its Fleet
SpiceJet received the new aircraft in the month of June from Bombardier in Canada. Primarily, these new models would be stationed at the base in Delhi, thus easing operations in northern India. With such addition in its fleet, the popular carrier would surely target the tier II and tier III cities. With this latest addition to its fleet, the number of Q400 turboprop aircraft has now become 12. Incidentally, each of these has been named after a popular spice.
With these new models, the business of this LCC is sure to get a welcome boost. With a passenger capacity of 78, this model has become famous for short-haul journeys. During the first phase of Q400 initiations, SpiceJet online booking was available for flights to Vizag, Aurangabad, Vijayawada, Bengaluru, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Trichy, Madurai, Kochi, Mangalore, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, Calicut, Tuticorin, Rajahmundry and Bhopal. As it is clear from its destinations, the low-cost airline is looking to capture the market of tier II cities in an attempt to boost its share.