After a gap of 3 years, India’s budget airline SpiceJet is planning to run a 120-seater flight from Bhubaneswar to Hyderabad soon.
With an aim to penetrate the under-served markets within the domestic network, SpiceJet has strengthened its regional connectivity in North-Eastern parts of the country by flagging off 16 new flights.
SpiceJet is planning to increase its fleet of 43 aircraft with 4-5 Boeing airplanes by next year. It may also add three Bombardier aircraft by the same time as it plans to increase the flight frequency to domestic and international destinations, the company’s CMD Ajay Singh said.
On the connectivity from Hyderabad to other tier-II cities, Singh said, “We are considering to run flights from Hyderabad to Nagpur, Calicut and Bhubaneswar. Already, we have planned to start a flight from Hyderabad to Kolkata from this November.”
The company is in talks with Airbus and Boeing to order more than 100 aircraft. The deal is likely to finalise in a couple of months, according to him.
SpiceJet has reported a net profit of Rs 149 crore during the first quarter of FY17 and it will also be making profits in the coming quarters due to the improved operational efficiency, he added.