SpiceJet held a press conference to celebrate the airline’s inaugural flights from Silchar and Aizawl. This brings to 38 the number of airports in India that SpiceJet now serves, as well as six airports outside of India.
- SpiceJet on 4 October launched six new domestic routes using its 78-seat Q400s, of which it currently has 16. Five of the routes are already served by at least one other carrier. Sector lengths range from just 192 kilometres between Guwahati (GAU) and Silchar (IXS), to 676 kilometres between Kolkata (CCU) and Gorakhpur (GOP). The launch of services from Aizawl (AJL), Gorakhpur and Silchar means that SpiceJet now serves 38 airports in India. According to OAG schedules data, the airline’s Q400s currently operate a total of 43 domestic routes and three international. In August SpiceJet’s share of the Indian domestic market was 12.6% according to government statistics. It has also achieved load factors of more than 90% in every month so far this year. See how Aizawl and Silchar airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.
||Alliance Air (6)
||Jet Airways (7)
||Jet Airways (7), Air India (3)
||Jet Airways (7), Air India (4), Alliance Air (3)
|Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 11 October 2016. WF = Weekly frequencies.