SpiceJet completes 7 successful years of operations

Confirms that offer for passengers to commemorate airline’s birthday was a success

SpiceJet booked 38,967 @ just Rs 777

New Delhi, May 23, 2012: SpiceJet Ltd, India’s most preferred budget airline, received an overwhelming response for its scheme to offer tickets at a special base fare of just Rs 777 (excluding govt. taxes).

The scheme, offered to mark 7th successful anniversary of SpiceJet today, attracted huge traffic on the company’s official website (www.spicejet.com) as well as on customer care numbers and ticketing counters at the airport. We sold 38,967 tickets under this offer.

Due to overwhelming response, our system and telephone lines got congested. We regret the inconvenience caused to passengers who were trying to book the tickets. SpiceJet extended the 77 minute’s offer to 10 am today. The initial offer was open between 7 am to 8:17 am (77 minutes), however, this offer got extended for some more time due to congestion caused by the overwhelming response.

"We are thankful to our all esteemed passengers for their overwhelming response to the offer. Yes, the systems went down for sometime due to the huge traffic on the server but our team managed it and the system was up and running." said SpiceJet CEO Neil Mills.

To celebrate its Birthday, SpiceJet announced a special base fare of just Rs 777 (excluding govt. taxes) for booking tickets on any of its network. On this special fare, fuel surcharge were not charged. The bookings for these special fares are now closed.

SpiceJet Ltd began its commercial operations on May 23rd 2005 and has become people's choice of airline during this journey. Today, the airline has over 17% of market share in the domestic market. On an average over 36,000 passengers prefer to fly and enjoy the hospitability of SpiceJet everyday.

With India's economic and business growth, the percentage of traveling population is burgeoning. More and more Indians are traveling for both business and pleasure and everyone needs to save both time and money. SpiceJet's vision is to address that and ensure that flying is for everyone.

About SpiceJet Ltd.:
SpiceJet (http://www.spicejet.com/) is India's most preferred airline, with more than 17% market share, delivering the lowest air fares with the highest consumer value. We operate 270 flights daily to 35 Indian cities and 2 international destinations. The city of Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bagdogra, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Port Blair, Srinagar, Surat, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam and two international destinations, Kathmandu and Colombo are connected using our new generation fleet of 32 Boeing 737-800 / 737-900ER aircraft are backed by cutting edge technology and infrastructure to ensure the highest standards in safety and operating efficiency.

SpiceJet has newly acquired Bombardier Q400 aircraft for enhancing connectivity to Tier II and Tier III cities. On this aircraft SpiceJet now connects Hyderabad to 12 cities - Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Vizag, Mangalore, Bhopal, Indore, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Trivandrum & Goa. From Chennai it connects 6 cities – Calicut, Kochi, Mangalore, Tuticorin, Trivandrum and Vizag.
SpiceJet is the winner of:
  • Travel and Hospitality India’s Most Outstanding Airline LCC-Domestic Award (Feb 2012, New Delhi)
  • Smart Travel Asia’s Top 5 Best Budget Airlines in Asia (Aug 2010) and in Top 10 list for 2 consecutive years (Aug 2008 & Sept 2009, Hong Kong)
  • Outlook Traveler’s Best Low Cost Airline (Feb 2008 & Feb 2010)
  • Award for Best Website at ‘World Low Cost Airlines Asia Pacific Conference’ (January 2010 & Feb 2012, Singapore)
  • India’s best low-fare airline in a survey conducted by MaRs on behalf of Hindustan Times (December 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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