Saturday, September 29, 2018

SpiceJet Announces Delhi-Hong Kong Service

Delhi-based carrier SpiceJet announced a new daily service from Delhi to Hong Kong on Thursday.  This could be the first of many routes into East Asia for the SpiceJet, which is the 4th largest carrier in India.

SpiceJet will operate this route with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the first of which SpiceJet will receive later this year. The Hong Kong service is set to begin on 22 November 2018. The competition for cheap flights out of India has grown immensely, especially as Air India fails to find a buyer.

The idea of cheap flights from Delhi to international destinations is appealing to many young people in India. Like other well-known low-cost airlines, Indian low-cost carriers have found a lot of success in offering cheap, no-frills services. Norwegian, one example of a no-frills carrier, offers flights over the Atlantic as low as USD$69.
28/09/18  Ezra Gollan/Aeronautics

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