ROUTES ASIA: Big Boeing Deal Boosts SpiceJet’s Business

This week’s major commitment from Indian carrier SpiceJet at India Aviation 2014 in Hyderabad to acquire 42 Boeing 737 MAX-8s will provide the fleet capability for the airline to further develop its activities and compete more effectively in the local and international markets.  The aircraft will initially support its current Next-Generation variants but eventually replace them to modernise its fleet, improve customer experience, and ensure it retains an efficient operation.

SpiceJet is currently looking closely at its domestic and international network as part of a business revamp and Dr Anurag Jain, senior vice president - network planning & revenue management, confirmed to The HUB Daily at the recent Routes Asia forum in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia that a number of markets are currently under consideration for growth.

“We are looking at our full network as part of the revamp,” he said.  “We are looking at places like Hong Kong and Guangzhou from Kolkata and some other new additions.  You will certainly see some new routes in the near future.”

Find out more about SpiceJet’s current fleet set-up and the challenges to its development in our video interview with Dr Anurag Jain at Routes Asia, below:

Dr Anurag Jain, Senior Vice President - Network Planning & Revenue Management, SpiceJet highlights the challenges impacting the Indian carrier's growth as it completes a major network review.