SpiceJet introduces India’s first budget-business flights with Jet’s Boeing 737s

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  • SpiceJet is all set to introduce SpiceBiz as India’s first business-budget hybrid service from May 11.
  • The budget business flights will operate in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
  • SpiceBiz will charge 30%-40% less than what other airlines charge for their business class service, reports Times of India.
SpiceJet is moving in on the grounded Jet Airways' assets and business, both. It launched a business-budget hybrid flight service called SpiceBiz using ten Boeing 737s it acquired from Jet.

The bookings for SpiceBiz are open for flights from May 11. SpiceJet has already reconfigured the acquired Boeing aircraft into twin business class, and economy. The Gurgaon-based low-cost airline claims that it is the first such offering in the country, which provides elements of luxury within budget.

Jet’s closure has left a lacuna in the premium side of the airline business, as it was known for its first-class business service.

Spice’s hybrid service will offer twin seats, gourmet meals and beverages, priority check-in and boarding, lounge access, along with options for excess baggage.


At a good fare

The budget-business flights will operate across major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.SpiceBiz’s fares could be 30%-40% lower than business class fares of other airlines, reported Times of India.

Spice, which is already operating 20 of B737s acquired from Jet, plans to increase this number to 22. In the future, it could operate 40 such.

Many airlines including SpiceJet and Air India have been leveraging on the shutdown of Jet Airways, and acquired their coveted flying slots at some of India’s busiest airports. Other airlines have acquired its flights too, reported Times of India.
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