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.