Budget airline SpiceJet has come up with a new offer as it turns 10 this week. To celebrate the occasion Spicejet, on Tuesday, launched a special discount offer called the #CelebrationSale with tickets priced at Rs 1,010, which is all inclusive.
SpiceJet, which flew its first commercial flight between Delhi and Ahmedabad in 2005 on a Boeing 737 aircraft, completes its first decade of flying on May 23, 2015. according to Spicejet, its efforts over the decade helped make average airfares in India more affordable than ever before.
Amongst the firsts SpiceJet takes credit for are the first to offer hot meals for sale on board, the first to offer dedicated extra legroom seats in a specially configured cabin, and the first to innovate in multiple other ways such as through the introduction of Bombardier Q400 turbo-prop aircraft to fly to smaller cities, through its popular weekend uniform, and through its unique celebrations of festivals such as Holi and Diwali.
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“When SG101 took off from Delhi bound for Ahmedabad on May 23 2005, the iPhone was still two years away, Twitter was still a year away, and Facebook and YouTube were new-born babies. In that sense SpiceJet was one of the new breed of ventures – young, dynamic, different, friendly and approachable and with a sense of humour, somewhat iconoclastic, and with a refusal to accept the status quo. 10 years later, our DNA remains the same, which is why we are the warmest, friendliest, trendiest, and most fun airline in India today, the airline with spunk and with heart, the airline that has truly enabled more Indians to fly than ever before. Through ups and downs, the SpiceJet passion and spirit has never dimmed” said Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer (COO), SpiceJet Ltd.
The three day Spicejet sale launched today and will be open till midnight, May 21. The travel period covered in this sale is July 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015. The offer is available for all domestic flights on SpiceJet’s direct, via (same flight number hopping flight), and connecting flights network.
Examples of routes where fares are available starting at Rs. 1,010/- all-in include:
DELHI – SRINAGAR
MUMBAI – GOA
KOLKATA – AGARTALA
CHENNAI – BANGALORE
HYDERABAD – VIJAYWADA
1. Tickets for this new sale can be booked on www.spicejet.com, on online travel portals, and through travel agents.
2. Tickets under this offer are non-changeable and non-refundable (taxes and fees are refundable).
3. Rs 1,010 offer is for one way all -inclusive. All the other statutory taxes are applicable.
4. Booking period: May 19 – May 21, 2015
5. Travel Period: July 1 – October 15, 2015
6. Limited seats, offer available on First-Come-First-Served basis
There is limited inventory under the offer, and seats will be available on First-Come-First-Served basis. Sales fares are not applicable on group bookings. Fares vary from sector to sector depending on the travel distance and flight schedules and timings are subject to regulatory approvals and change(s).
The airline has recently launched a suite of new ancillary products, Spice Assist, Priority Check – in, Bag-out-first and Spice Assurance, offering customers with more choices in terms of peace of mind and ease of journey, for very modest add-on fees.
Terms and Conditions:
Fare displayed above is one-way all-inclusive starting fare.
Fares vary from sector to sector depending upon the travel distance.
The offer is applicable for bookings made between May 19, 2015 to May 21, 2015, for travel between July 01, 2015 and October 15, 2015 (all dates inclusive).
The offer is valid for travel on flights within India only.
Under this offer, limited inventory is available on First-Come-First-Served basis.
The offer is only applicable on bookings made on www.spicejet.com, online travel portals and travel agents; and is NOT available at SpiceJet’s Sales and Reservation Centre and at our Airport Ticketing Offices.
The offer is NOT applicable on bookings made for groups and infants.
The bookings made under this offer are non-refundable.
The Change Fees applicable for any changes to be made to the bookings made under this offer shall be INR 2,000/- (Rupees two thousand only), per passenger, per sector.
Flight schedules and timings are subject to regulatory approvals and change(s).
SpiceJet reserves the right to withdraw/ cancel and/ or amend the offer without any prior notice.
For detailed terms and conditions, log on to www.spicejet.com.
|Month/ Year||Historical Milestones|
|Feb 1984||The Company was originally incorporated with the name Genius Leasing Finance and Investment Company Ltd|
|1993||The company ventured into domestic aviation operations under technical partnership with Deutsche Lufthansa AG.|
|Oct 1996||The company suspended its operations in October 1996.|
|Dec 2004||Mr. Ajay Singh raised fresh funds (including his individual investment) and re-launched the operations as SpiceJet following the low-cost model. Mr. Singh was also inducted as director on the board of the Company.|
|Jan 2005||Agreement with the Boeing Company for purchase of 10 B737-800 aircraft|
|May 2005||On May 23, 2005 the Company launched its airline operations with a fleet size of three (3) leased aircraft.|
|Feb 2006||Agreement for purchase of additional 10 B737-800 aircraft taking Boeing order size to 20 aircraft.|
|Mar 2007||Agreement for purchase of additional 10 B737-800 aircraft taking Boeing order size to 30 aircraft.|
|Aug 2008||Restructuring in FCCBs worth US$68 mn wherein stakes of Goldman and partially Istithmar were purchased by Wilbur Ross.|
|Jun 2010 – Nov 2010||Change in ownership/ control of the Company from Royal Holdings Services Limited to Kal Airways Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Kalanithi Maran whereby 38.66% of the capital was acquired by|
|Aug 2010||Mr. Ajay Singh resigned from the board of the Company however continued to remain the shareholder of the Company|
|Aug 2010||Agreement with Boeing to purchase additional 30 aircraft taking Boeing order size to 60 aircraft.|
|Oct 2010||SpiceJet became eligible for international operations and launched operations to Kathmandu and Colombo|
|Dec 2010||Agreement with Bombardier for purchase of 15 Q400 aircraft to connect Tier II and Tier III cities in India|
|Sep 2011||Launch of Q400 operations with base at Hyderabad and first flight to Tirupati.|
|Oct 2011 – Nov 2014||Acquisition of additional 5% equity in each financial year by the then promoter injecting approximately Rs.454 crore in the Company|
|Jan 2015||Mr. Kalanithi Maran and Kal Airways transferred owenership, management and control of the airline to Mr. Ajay Singh.|
|Jan 2015 – Feb 2015||Fresh infusion of funds in the Company aggregating to Rs.500 crore.|