SpiceJet has launched its second route to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) with the introduction on 15 April of a six times weekly service from Delhi (DEL). The carrier already serves the Thai capital with daily flights from Kolkata. Looking at Flightradar24.com data, the carrier until 14 March also operated a daily flight between Chennai and Bangkok, a route that began on 11 December 2015 according to OAG schedules. The 2,943-kilometre route from Delhi, the airline’s second longest, is already operated by Thai Airways (19 weekly flights), Jet Airways (14 weekly flights) and Air India (daily). This brings to 18 the number of international routes the airline operates (to a total of just seven destinations), of which 14 are flown on the carrier’s 737-800s and four on its Q400s. This new route is operated by SpiceJet on its Boeing fleet. On routes between India and Thailand SpiceJet now accounts for 6% of seat capacity, well behind Thai Airways (42%), Jet Airways (16%) and Thai AirAsia (11%), as well as trailing behind Air India (8%) and IndiGo (6.1%). This summer SpiceJet will serve 26 destinations non-stop from Delhi on over 320 weekly departures. Just three of the routes are international – Bangkok, Dubai and Kabul. In the past the carrier has also served Guangzhou, Kathmandu and Riyadh from Delhi.
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