SpiceJet, which is undergoing a reconstruction exercise, on Thursday announced yet another low fare scheme, ‘One Stop Sale’. The move by the troubled airline comes after ‘cheaper than train’ offer announced last week, aimed at mopping up the much-needed funds from advance bookings, has triggered a fresh price war in the sector.
Under this latest offer, travellers can books fares starting at Rs 2,999 all-inclusive between February 19 and February 22 for travel between February 25 and April 22. 2015.
The new SpiceJet ticket sale is valid only for travel on onward flights within India with just one stopover. International sectors don’t feature in this sale. The fare offer is not applicable on bookings made for groups and infants and the bookings are non-refundable.
Here’s what SpiceJet tweeted on the air ticket price offer:
— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) February 18, 2015
On Wednesday, SpiceJet announced that is suspending services to six cities — Aurangabad, Belgaum, Indore, Lucknow, Surat and Thiruvanthapuram — as part of its summer schedule. Services to these cities may resume later when the airline adds more aircraft to its fleet.
As part of the new schedule, and to maximise network efficiency with the planned summer fleet, SpiceJet is suspending services to these cities, the airline said. However, the new summer schedule, effective March 29, 2015, has introduced new flights with additional frequency.
SpiceJet will be introducing two new daily flights to Dubai, from Amritsar and Mangalore. These flights are in addition to the five existing flights already to Dubai from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Madurai, taking SpiceJet’s service to Dubai to seven flights daily.
SpiceJet has reported a Rs 275-crore loss for the December quarter, 59% wider than the loss it posted during the same period of the previous year.