Friday, April 30, 2010
Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet has received in-principle approval from India's government to operate international flights, and plans to do so from June. It has applied to begin services to Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu. The applications are being processed, and it may start the new routes in our summer schedule. SpiceJet is likely to operate between Chennai and Colombo, Kolkata and Dhaka, and New Delhi and Kathmandu, says Sridharan, adding that Colombo will likely be the airline's first international destination. SpiceJet operates a fleet of 20 Boeing 737 aircraft, and expects to receive five more by next April. The carrier will focus on the three cities in its first year of international operations, and evaluate new destinations after that.