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SpiceJet commences operations in Common User Terminal
First airline to offer services availing Common User Terminal (CUT) at Chennai

CHENNAI 1 October, 2015: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, today announced the launch of operations in ‘Common User Terminal’ (CUT) provided by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) at Chennai. SpiceJet is the first and the only airline in the Indian aviation to use the CUT for its cargo operations from Channai.

SpiceJet would be engaging its Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400s for providing the service which is currently available at Mumbai, Delhi and few other airports other than Chennai within its domestic network.

Customers now can avail cargo services at common user domestic terminal at Chennai airport to send parcels and courier packets by air instead of going in search of airline offices to book the cargo. Moreover, the common user facility would help in centralising the movement of domestic cargo and standardising the cost.

At the inauguration of the CUT at Chennai Airport, Mr Kamal Hingorani Sr Vice President at SpiceJet said that the new terminal will enable SpiceJet to renew its service levels to greater heights as goods can now be received much closer to the departure time of the flight facilitating JIT (Just in Time) management practice and thereby reducing the cut off time to accept cargo. “It also encourages optimum utilization of the airport infrastructure as the airline does not have to invest individually in facilities such as X-ray machines, warehouse etc but avails the same provided by the Airport Authority of India (AAI)” he added.

About SpiceJet Ltd:

SpiceJet is India’s #2 low fare airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 250 daily flights to 40 destinations, including 34 domestic and 6 international.

SpiceJet connects its network using next generation fleet of 20 Boeing 737 and 1 Airbus A319 aircraft, along with 14 Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. The majority of SpiceJet’s fleet offer SpiceMAX, the most spacious economy class seating in India and perhaps the world, as an additional fee option.