SpiceJet se convertirá and híbrido a partir del 11 de mayo: negocio completo al frente, economía del presupuesto and la retaguardia

NEW DELHI: Starting Saturday, India Will Obtain Its First Hybrid Budget Company Airline. With SpiceJet After Having Incorporated 10 Boeing 737 Jet Airways Configured In Double Class - Business (2x2 Seating Followed) And Economical (3x3) - The Economic Carrier Will Start A Full Business Class Right From May 11." Gourmet Meals, Drinks, Access To Waiting Rooms And Increase Of Luggage Allowed" .

On Wednesday Evening Individual Airline Websites Showed SpiceJet Business Class For One-way Delhi-Mumbai On May 29 Flights At Rs 15,999; Air India At Rs 22,836 (web Special) To Rs 43,276 (flexible Business) And Vista at Rs 28,899 to Rs 45,699. While AI and Vista are “regular” full service carriers (FSC), SpiceJet ’s is a hybrid model with proper business in front and a budget section behind that.

SpiceJet Is Currently Operating 20 Ex-Jet B737s And Will Raise This Number To 22 While It Is Looking At Inducting Almost 40 Of These Plans. As More Ex-Jet Boeing 737s Join The SpiceJet Fleet, The Latter Will Increasingly Deploy Them On International Routes For Higher Yields From The Business Product.

" We Are Working On A Hybrid Model. SpiceJet Will Induct Up To 40 (ex-Jet) Boeing 737s By June-end. These Plans Have A (two By Two) Business Class And We Will Sell These Seats As Spice Biz. While The Priority Is To Fill The Gap On The Domestic Front As Soon As Possible And Bring Down From The Current Levels, The Business Class Plans Will Be Increasingly Used On International Flights As We Are Gong To Start Several More Of Them," SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh Recently Told TOI.

Some Ex-Jet B737s Have 12 Business And 156 Economy Seats And Some Have 28-138 Seating In Twin Configuration. The Hybrid Model Will Mean Comfortable Seating, Airline Streaming Inflight Entertainment That Flyers Can View On Their Own Personal Electronic Devices And Hot Meals.

" Hybrid" Model B737s Make Sense For SpiceJet As It Was Recently Entered Into Codeshare With Dubai's Full Service Emirates. Passengers Booking Premium Classes On, Say Return Lucknow-New York, Can Travel SpiceJet In Business On Flights To And From Dubai And In Emirates Premium Classes On Flights To And From NYC.

" Our Baggage Allowance For Such Passengers Will Be In Sync With The Onward Connection Of Emirates. For Now, We Want To Provide International Connectivity To Our Passengers On One Ticket (that Will Have Both SpiceJet And Emirates Flights) Via Dubai. But We Will Eventually Like To Fly Medium And Longhaul Directly From India To All Parts Of The Globe," Said Singh.

At Present, Some Indian LCCs Reserve A Few Front Rows As A Semi-business Product In Same 3 By 3 Seating With Some Features Like Extra Legroom, Free Meals And Priority Check-in. Some Keep The Middle Seat Vacant In These Rows To Give A Feeling Of Space. But The Seat Is The Same As Economy.