SpiceJet will add three Bombardier Q400 aircraft to expand regional services, starting in October, to the northeast and elsewhere.
The airline has 14 Q400 aircraft in service from its original order. It is the first such addition. Sources indicate the new aircraft will be based in Kolkata and used on existing and new routes in the northeast. The airline is planning a new Kolkata-Dhaka and Kolkata-Silchar service. At present, it only flies to Guwahati and Agartala in northeast.
At present, SpiceJet operates nearly 300 daily flights and around 120 of these are operated with Q400 aircraft from Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru. The number of daily flights is likely to increase by a fifth after induction of the new aircraft.
11/08/16 Aneesh Phadnis & Arindam Majumder/Business Standard