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SpiceJet Inaugurates Daily non-stop flight to Dubai from Hyderabad

Hyderabad, 16 February, 2016: SpiceJet, India’s favourite budget airline, today Inaugurated its first non-stop flight between Hyderabad and Dubai. The airline announced that it will be operating a daily flight service on this route. SpiceJet’s Boeing 737NG aircraft upon its arrival at Hyderabad from Dubai at 6:30 PM was welcomed by the traditional grand water cannon salute. As a warm gesture, SpiceJet greeted all the passengers in the inaugural flight with rose buds to mark the occasion.

The ceremony organized at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad was initiated with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony by the Chief Guest, Mr. Mohammad Mahmood Ali - Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister of Telangana. Among other distinguished dignitaries who graced the occasion with their presence as Guests of Honor were Mr. Etala Rajender, Minister for Finance & Planning, Government of Telangana, Mr. Bontu Rammohan, Mayor Hyderabad City and Mr. Koppel Eshwar, Chief WHIP. This was then followed by lamp-lighting ceremony by the eminent dignitaries which also included Mr. Manish Sinha COO-GHIAL. The evening finally came to a conclusion with cake cutting ceremony attended by the distinguished guests and airline staff members. The entire ceremony was presided over by Mr. Kamal Hingorani, Sr. VP & Head of Inflight Services and Customer Experience, SpiceJet.

The flight schedule on the route has been slotted to suit the convenience of the business travelers in particular, so as to allow them to make the most of every working day.

Commemorating the flight launch, Mr. Kamal Hingorani - Sr. VP & Head of Inflight Services and Customer Experience, SpiceJet said, “We are extremely happy to announce our first international flight from Hyderabad. This makes it the tenth daily departure to Dubai from across India. We now intend to explore other international routes from Hyderabad as well”

Dubai is one of SpiceJet’s six international destinations – Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai, Kabul , Male (Maldives) and Muscat and with the launch, SpiceJet now serves non-stop flights to Dubai from ten Indian cities: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mumbai and Pune and with connections from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, besides Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.

SpiceJet has topped the on-time performance for January 2016, among all full-grown carriers operating from Hyderabad. This is the second consecutive month that the airline has achieved this feat from the Hyderabad airport.

The airline has registered an OTP of 87% during the month which is also an improvement from its December 2015 OTP of 82.2% for Hyderabad

About SpiceJet Ltd:

SpiceJet is India’s #2 budget airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 293 daily flights to 40 destinations, including 34 domestic and 6 international ones.

SpiceJet connects its network with a fleet of 26 Boeing 737NG and 2 Airbus A320 family aircraft along with 14 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of SpiceJet’s fleet offers SpiceMAX, the most affordable premium economy service in India and perhaps the world offering spacious leg room, complimentary meal & beverage and priority airport services – all this at a nominal additional fee.