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Spicejet News -- Part 6

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Spicejet News -- Part 6 Reply with quote

https://rtn.asia/g-c/26509/spicejet-introduces-new-uniforms-flight-attendants-ground-staff

SpiceJet introduces new uniforms for flight attendants, ground staff

6 February 2017

SpiceJet said it is giving its staff an image makeover with a “Redder, Hotter and Spicier” new uniform starting today.

“The uniforms retain the carrier’s signature red colour largely while incorporating some unique and flamboyant designs to infuse boldness and style,” it said.

The new dress code has been created by SHIFT, a design house based in Mumbai. Promoted by the celebrated designer Nimish Shah, Shift has been associated with several industry awards including Vogue India Fashion Fund & Grazia International Next Glam Award.

SHIFT’s clients include Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Kochelin, and Freida Pinto among others.

“Inspired by the airline’s image of Red.Hot.Spicy, the new range of uniforms has been introduced to enhance the glamour and style quotient while keeping the youthfulness and the elegance intact.”

The dress is a combination of red and black, and largely along expected lines for an airline, despite what the company claims.

However, there will be different patterns for different seasons and climates.

“The new range includes a unique design for each department specifically stylized to suit the different seasons and time periods like summers, winters etc.

“For instance the summer wear for the female cabin crew will include a one-piece dress. They will be attired in a short shift dress, cut and sewn and detailed with accessory elements like a sling bag and box heels; for service, besides a pinafore inspired apron.

“Whereas men will be paired in a formal three-piece suit inclusive of red waistcoats and white shirts. Laced up oxford shoes have been introduced keeping in mind the ease and comfort of the user,” it said.

The range for the pilots’ squad includes a single button slim cut black suit for men.

For the on-ground staff, women will be wearing a button back blouse in white and red polka dots with skirt suits in red, while the men will be in black slim cut single button suit with red trim detail on the white shirt collar.






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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The FA outfits look great, albeit a bit short for Indian standards. Rather unsafe for the girls to wear such short stuff in a place where there are so many Indian blokes around.

But overall, good work Spicejet. Breath of fresh air compared to the likes of Indigo and AI.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it. Slim cut suits of men are great but dangerous given the pot bellies you see. Anyway I am glad they went pure western. Fo rme its either go indian or western. The fusion jet Airways did is just weird
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks too chic, for me atleast.

They went full Qantas uniforms...


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http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/indias-budget-carrier-spicejet-places-uae-at-core-of-expansion-strategy

India’s budget carrier SpiceJet places UAE at core of expansion strategy

February 13, 2017

The UAE as a destination is a crucial part of SpiceJet’s expansion strategy, says Ajay Singh, the airline’s chairman and managing director, as it looks to stay profitable just two years after the budget Indian airline was on the brink of collapse.

Mr Singh wants to increase flights from India to Dubai by 50 per cent – to 15 flights a day within a few months from its current 10 daily flights.

"Now there are negotiations going on between UAE and India to increase some of the flying rights between the two countries and we expect that will happen very soon," he said. "We already have the landing slots in the airport in Dubai and take-off positions and so on, so as soon as the bilaterals are done we’ll be able to [start the new flights]", he said, adding that the rights should take about two to three months to come through.

The company is planning to launch flights to Sharjah this year, although a date has not yet been fixed, Mr Singh said. Muscat in Oman is another Arabian Gulf destination it plans to start flying to.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spicejet to commence Delhi-Bangkok effective 15APR17

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Flights will increase to daily effective 10MAY17.

Spicejet will terminate Chennai-Bangkok effective 14APR.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spicejet commences Dhaka services effective 23MAR

Schedule until 26MAR17 -

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Spicejet will also terminate Jodhpur effective 25MAR, and resume nonstop Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram effective 15APR
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spicejet to increase ancillary revenue by advertisement on fuselage

A Spicejet Boeing B737-800 aircraft will have TATA Hexa – the latest vehicle from Tata Motors being advertised on its fuselage. Pictures of this aircraft started circulating on social media early this week. VT-SLL was inducted by the airline in July 2016. The aircraft was operated by Brazilian carrier GOL since 2007. The 10-year-old aircraft has been leased from BBAM.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spicejet announces flights to Dhaka
Low Cost carrier Spicejet announced the launch of its seventh International destination with flights between Kolkata and Dhaka – the capital of neighbouring Bangladesh. The new daily flights will be effective 23rd March 2017 and operated by Bombardier Q400 aircraft which seats 78 passengers.

Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport at Dhaka is the biggest airport in Bangladesh and tops the passenger and cargo handled. Spicejet will be the eight airlines to operate this route. The Kolkata – Dhaka route is competitive and busy with a daily flight by Air India, Jet Airways, Regent Airways and US-Bangla Airlines. Air India Express and Novo Air operate less than 7 frequencies a week. Biman Bangladesh – the Bangladeshi national carrier operates 12 flights a week and is frequency leader in the market. IndiGo has announced that it would launch flights to Dhaka but neither has it opened bookings for its flights nor has it confirmed if the flights will be from Kolkata.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ameya wrote:
Spicejet to increase ancillary revenue by advertisement on fuselage
Nice short article, and nice history and analysis as well, with a lovely picture by ace lensman Prathamesh Kini!
What is interesting is that the Tatas are not advertising the Hexa on their own airlines: at least, on the exterior, though they have aggressively targeted media, and there was one on display at IGIA Delhi as well.
The Aria did not do well owing to it being over-priced for its features. I hope the Hexa does better: this is a nice design.
Cheers, Sumantra.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Spicejet announces flights to Dhaka
Sir, thanks for a nice article, as always. This is an over-loaded market, and the careful entry by SpiceJet is with perhaps the aircraft type best-suited for the ops: a fast turboprop, offering more economy than a B738/9, while being cautious on the seats in this huge capacity-low-yield market, which also sees a bloodbath between carriers. Chittagong will be interesting, since the Bangla carriers have a real stronghold on the route.
I also appreciate the tongue-in-cheek part about the spelling of the official name of the airport: Bongs pronounce `Hazrat' as it as you have written it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sir. Guess i picked up the wrong spelling or made a typing mistake which you think is how I picked up Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/spicejet-to-reserve-seats-for-women-flying-alone/articleshow/57494371.cms

SpiceJet to reserve seats for women flying alone

Mar 6, 2017

After Air India, now SpiceJet has also decided to reserve a row of seats for solo women travellers.

The low-cost carrier said that from Wednesday - which happens to be International Women's Day -- it will have the fourth row of its Boeing 737s and Q-400s reserved for women flying alone.

"In case of a full flight scenario, males will be assigned window seats; whereas the aisle and middle seats (B, C and D, E) will be assigned to women on a first-come-first-serve basis. The special seating arrangement is being catered to offer more ease to the solo female travellers, as moving out of the middle or the aisle seats is much easier thereby ensuring safety and comfort to them in case of an emergency and even otherwise," SpiceJet said in a statement.


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http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/spicejet-readies-big-retail-foray-to-own-stores-take-on-major-brands-2150133.html

SpiceJet readies big retail foray; to own stores, take on major brands

Mar 14, 2017

SpiceJet will shortly foray into India’s highly competitive retail space with plans to set up a string of physical stores, online e-tail gateways, and in flight merchandise, selling a range of consumer goods from fashion products, gadgets and electronic items to, eventually, food.

The company will sell its own brand of products sourced from hundreds of vendors across the country and overseas, top sources, who did not wish to be identified, told Moneycontrol.

A special line of brands have been created for each product category under the umbrella “Spice” brand, which the company is currently finalising.

A separate subsidiary of airline’s holding company is being created for the retail venture, which will be run by a completely different team maintaining arm’s length distance with the airline’s operations, sources indicated.

A formal announcement on the retail venture is expected within a month.

A company spokesperson declined to comment for this story.

The physical stores, which will initially come up in airports, will be completely owned and run by the company, selling hundreds of products under the single umbrella brand.

The online stores will function on “e-tail” principles, where the company will hawk products directly to consumers through a dedicated portal.

The airline’s retail venture will not be an aggregator like Flipkart, Amazon or Snapdeal, where third-party sellers sell directly to shoppers through online portals.

For instance, while customers can choose from different television brands through Flipkart, Amazon or Snapdeal, the airline’s online retail store will offer its own brand of televisions across multiple price ranges. This model will apply for all its products.

“This will bring it in direct competition, not only with the online retail aggregators, but also with all major retail brands and direct selling companies,” the source said.


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http://www.livemint.com/Companies/4C1qqTchMCfXHbOY9MpDxJ/SpiceJet-to-lease-planes-for-Udan-flights.html

SpiceJet to lease planes for Udan flights

Mar 15 2017

SpiceJet Ltd will lease more planes to fly under the government’s Udan regional flying scheme and connect six additional stations, chairman Ajay Singh said in an interview.

“There will be some planes required for RCS (regional connectivity scheme),” Singh said, adding that over the next one-and-a-half years, the airline could take on lease as many as 10 planes, some of them for this scheme.

The flights under RCS could be to six stations, starting summer. “We should be starting RCS flights by June or July,” Singh said, adding that there would be single flights to these stations “and then we will see how it goes”.

Singh said he would fully support the government’s Udan scheme. “It’s an important national programme,” he said, adding that “there will be commercial viability (as there will be exclusive rights on a route for the first three years).”

While Singh did not specify the stations to which the airline will fly, a government official who did not want to be named said the airline has sought routes mostly in north India. “They are targeting Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, stations like Kanpur, Agra among others,” the official said.

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