At Delhi Airport’s T3, the ribbon for SpiceJet’s new service to Kabul was cut by Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Afghan Ambassador to India, and Neil Mills, CEO SpiceJet. Although four other airlines operate between the two capitals, SpiceJet becomes the first low-cost airline on the route.
- SpiceJet further expanded its international network on 14 August when the Indian low-cost airline launched three weekly flights between the capitals of India and Afghanistan; Delhi (DEL) and Kabul (KBL). Kabul becomes the airline’s fourth international destination after Kathmandu, Colombo and Dubai. The flights, which are operated with 189-seat 737-800 aircraft, mark the first low-cost service between the two capitals, although four other airlines operate the route; Kam Air daily, Ariana Afghan Airlines six times weekly, and Safi Airways and Air India each four times a week.