SpiceJet is the first private carrier from India to launch services to Kabul Kabul becomes 4th International Destination of SpiceJet after Kathmandu, Colombo & Dubai Bookings now open -- SpiceJet, India's preferred low fare airline, today announces further expansion of its network on international route by starting flights between New Delhi and the Afghan capital city of Kabul.
The launch of Kabul services is a milestone for the airline as SpiceJet would be the sole private Indian carrier to operate services to this country.
The opening of ticket sale is effective from today and commercial flights would start from August 14, 2012. Being a low-cost carrier, SpiceJet would be offering affordable air connectivity between the capital cities of India and Afghanistan.
Kabul is the fourth international destination for SpiceJet and the announcement comes within a fortnight of launch of Dubai flights. SpiceJet currently operates in three international destinations with four routes - Delhi-Kathmandu, Chennai-Colombo, Delhi-Dubai and Mumbai-Dubai. In the Indian domestic market, SpiceJet connects 37 cities with a fleet of 47 aircraft that include Bombardier Q400 NextGen Turboprop and Boeing's 737 aircraft.
Speaking on the announcement, SpiceJet Chief Executive Office, Neil Mills said "Kabul is a very important destination for us. India and Afghanistan have ancient cultural connections and the launch of new services would bridge the distance between the two countries and help to enhance this old relationship. It is our endeavor to offer and maintain a competitive and affordable price structure to make SpiceJet a preferred carrier for inbound and outbound passengers."
SpiceJet would be initially operating flights on the Delhi-Kabul route three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).
SpiceJet is working on new destinations in India as well as additional international destinations as the carrier has set its sights on expanding its coverage in phases. Under its expansion in the domestic market, SpiceJet announced this week its first phase of Northern India expansion, the airline will connect to the cities of Amritsar, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Indore and Srinagar to Delhi among the existing cities along with more cities to be added on its network in coming near future.
Booking for Kabul and existing destinations are now open. Tickets can be booked through www.spicejet.com or Toll Free Reservation at 1800 180 3333 / 0987 180 3333 and through Travel Agents. For more details on schedule and fares please log on to www.spicejet.com.
Source: Press release distribution via India PRwire
Notes to Editor
SpiceJet is India's most preferred airline, with 18.5% of market share in Indian domestic market, delivering the lowest air fares with the highest consumer value. The airline currently operates more than 300 daily flights to 37 Indian cities and 3 international destinations.
The city of Agartala, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Baghdogra, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Port Blair, Srinagar, Surat, Varanasi and Vishakhapatnam and three international destinations, Dubai, Kathmandu and Colombo are connected using our new generation fleet of 35 Boeing 737-800/ 900ER aircraft which are of highest standard in safety and operating efficiency.
Spicejet has acquired 12 new Bombardier Q400 aircraft for enhancing connectivity to Tier II and Tier III cities. On this aircraft SpiceJet now flies to Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Madurai, Mangalore, Rajahmundry, Srinagar, Tirupati, Trichy, Trivandrum, Tuticorin, Vijayawada, and Vizag.
SpiceJet is the winner of:
- India's Most Outstanding Airline LCC-Domestic Award, by Travel and Hospitality, Feb 2012.
- Voted amongst the Top 5 Best Budget Airline in Asia - Smart Travel Asia
- Awarded for Best Website at 'World Low Cost Airlines Asia Pacific Conference', 2010 & 2012.
- Voted as India's Best Low Cost Airline for 3 consecutive years by Outlook Traveler
- CIO 100 Award in IT efforts for customer satisfaction and business growth category
- India's best low-fare airline in a survey conducted by MaRs on behalf of Hindustan Times (Dec 2009)
- World Travel Market Award for multi-channel approach in distribution (November 2009, London)
- National Award (ICWAI) for excellence in Cost Management (March 2009)
- CIO 100 Award for IT efforts for customer satisfaction and business growth (2007, 2008 & 2009)
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