SpiceJet celebrated its first international route from Kolkata, and a return to the Bangkok market, with a lavish cake and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The route will operate daily and will face competition from IndiGo and Thai Airways.
- SpiceJet, on 25 September launched its first international service from its base at Kolkata (CCU). Daily service on the 1,608-kilometre route to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) will be provided by the airline’s 737-800s. Competition comes from Indigo (14 weekly flights), Tashi Air and Thai Airways (daily flights). Despite this being SpiceJet’s first international airport pair, the route is as not as long as the airline’s thrice-daily domestic flights to Mumbai, a distance of 1,669 kilometres. In total SpiceJet now operates 10 routes (with 20 daily departures) from Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, giving it a seat market share of 16.2%, second only to IndiGo (with 40.7%).