Articles Tagged ‘Spicejet’

Vistara adds Mumbai to Colombo flights; total capacity up 78% in W19

Vistara adds Mumbai to Colombo flights; total capacity up 78% in W19

Vistara launches six times weekly services between Mumbai and Colombo on 25 November; we see how the India – Sri Lanka market has evolved.

Saudi Arabia – India bilateral increases 78% to 50,000 weekly seats

Saudi Arabia – India bilateral increases 78% to 50,000 weekly seats

Weekly seats from India – Saudi Arabia increase 78% to 50,000. 5.3 million passengers were carried in the last year, but only 37% were non-stop. Many opportunities remain.

Sunshine on Longreach: Qantas begins Project Sunrise test flights

Sunshine on Longreach: Qantas begins Project Sunrise test flights

With W19 set to start on Sunday 27 October, this week has been packed full with exciting new route announcements. Here are our main highlights: Qantas performs first ‘Project Sunrise’ test flight; Vienna International Airport announces 30 new routes in winter schedule; Gothenburg Landvetter announces Hamburg flights with Eurowings; Lauda launches Shannon services; Czech Airlines […]


SpiceJet adds some heat to Mumbai-Riyadh route

SpiceJet adds some heat to Mumbai-Riyadh route

SpiceJet becomes the first LCC to fly between Mumbai and Riyadh.

SpiceJet becomes second carrier to link Kozhikode and Jeddah

SpiceJet becomes second carrier to link Kozhikode and Jeddah

SpiceJet joins Saudi Arabian Airlines on the city pair by launching a new daily service.

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is 'Top of the Props' as Canada overtakes US to become top market

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is ‘Top of the Props’ as Canada overtakes US to become top market

More than 245 million two-way seats were available on scheduled turboprop flights in 2018, a 22% increase since 2009. Nick Preston examines trends over the past decade to identify which airlines, airports and country markets have seen the biggest increases or cuts in services performed by these aircraft.


India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.

SpiceJet dives into Hong Kong from Delhi

SpiceJet dives into Hong Kong from Delhi

SpiceJet adds a daily link between the two hubs – Hong Kong becomes eighth international destination.  

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Bengaluru Airport played host to 26.91 million passengers in FY17/18, which is 17.6% more than in the previous 12-month period. It has now enjoyed consecutive increases in traffic over the past five financial years. Nick Preston looks at the airport’s network developments, including its leading routes and airlines.


Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata Airport handled 19.89 million passengers during the financial year FY17/18, 26% more than in the previous 12 months. Its average year-on-year traffic growth over the past two financial years is 25%. Nick Preston examines key traffic trends at this rapidly rising Indian airport, including its top airlines and routes.

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India’s airports handled more than 308 million passengers during the financial year 2017/18, 17% up on the previous 12 months. Nick Preston takes a look at this fast growing market, including its recent international and domestic traffic trends, leading airlines, airports and routes. 

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.