SpiceJet on Sunday operated three flights with Boeing 737-800 aircraft between New Delhi and Kathmandu to assist the authorities in the evacuation operation from Kathmandu airport, and transported over 500 passengers back to India on these flights.
SpiceJet operated two scheduled flights — SG 041 and SG 045—and one special relief flight SG 8451 on New Delhi-Kathmandu-New Delhi sector. Due to aftershocks and weather related issues at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, flights did suffer delays but these did not stop the operation.
With these three flights, SpiceJet was the top Indian LCC with the maximum numbers of flights to Kathmandu on Sunday. Flights departing from New Delhi carried relief material, medicines as well as personnel from NGOs many of whom were flown for free.
On Monday, SpiceJet is operating two scheduled flights and one additional relief flight on the sector. Fares have been capped at moderate levels up-to April 30, and SpiceJet has empowered its station manager at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport to take a call on carrying ‘needy’ passengers at a free of cost basis.
SpiceJet has also waived all change and cancellation fees until April 30.
SpiceJet has created a special email ID firstname.lastname@example.org for accredited NGOs and relief organizations to contact the airline for free carriage of relief materials, doctors and rescue personnel to Kathmandu.