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SpiceJet introduces summer schedule
New flights, additional frequencies and more focused network

Gurgaon, February 18, 2015: SpiceJet’s new summer schedule, effective March 29, 2015, introduces new flights, additional frequencies, and a more focused network.

In the summer schedule, SpiceJet will be introducing two new daily flights to Dubai, from Amritsar and Mangalore. These flights are in addition to the five existing daily flights already to Dubai from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Madurai, taking SpiceJet’s service to Dubai to seven flights daily.

Dubai is SpiceJet’s #1 international destination in terms of capacity out of the eight international cities currently served by SpiceJet, names Bangkok, Colombo, Kabul, Kathmandu, Male (Maldives), Muscat, Sharjah, and Dubai.

On the domestic front, SpiceJet is adding a new flight between Chennai and Vijayawada. SpiceJet is also adding frequencies to a number of domestic routes. These frequency increases are between Delhi and Amritsar (now twice daily), Bangalore and Mangalore (now three times daily), Mumbai and Jabalpur (twice daily), Delhi and Jabalpur (two times daily), Delhi and Dehradun (three times daily), Delhi and Dharamshala (twice daily), Delhi and Jaipur (three times daily), Delhi and Srinagar (three times daily), Delhi and Udaipur (twice daily), Hyderabad and Tirupati (three times daily), Jammu and Srinagar (twice daily).

“The new flights to Dubai are a reflection of our success in that market, and will utilize all of our available traffic rights to the city. With these flights, we will have one of the most extensive networks from India to Dubai, especially from non-Metro cities,” said Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer, SpiceJet.

“The new frequencies on the domestic sectors reflects our confidence that future growth and value lies in providing more connectivity to non-Metros and Tier 2 cities, which is where much of the economic growth of the country is increasingly coming from,” he added.

All of these flights will offer SpiceMAX, the leading “extra legroom” economy class seats in India today, which is available on all SpiceJet aircraft.

On the Boeing 737 aircraft, SpiceJet has 5 rows of SpiceJet seats with 6 inches more legroom than regular economy class seats, resulting in more legroom and space for passengers than premium economy and even some business class seats on other domestic airlines, for just a modest premium over the economy class fare.

On the smaller Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, SpiceMAX is available on the front row seats.

As part of the new schedule and in an effort to maximize network efficiencies with its current and planned summer fleet, SpiceJet is also suspending service to six cities, namely Aurangabad, Belgaum, Indore, Lucknow, Surat, and Trivandrum. Service to these cities may resume at a later date as SpiceJet adds back more aircraft to its fleet.