Bombardier flights to help SpiceJet service Tier-II, III cities

PTI Mumbai | Updated on November 14, 2017 Published on June 09, 2011

The Bombardier Q400 Next Generation aircraft - Photo: P V Sivakumar

SpiceJet will begin regional operations from Tier-2 and 3 cities such as Vijayawada, Tirupati, Mysore, Mangalore, Madurai, Nagpur and Indore from mid-July using the Bombardier Q400 Next Gen turboprop aircraft, a top company official said.

“We have selected Hyderabad airport as the first base for our operations. We will be flying from Hyderabad to Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities in south and central India,” the SpiceJet Chief Commercial Officer, Mr Samyukth Sridharan, told PTI here. Deliveries of the Q400 aircraft start in the last week of this month, he said.

“We expect the first aircraft to enter into service and become operational by mid-July. The delivery of the first 15 Bombardier Q400 aircraft starts this month-end and will be completed by June, 2012, over a period of 13 months. The order also has an option to purchase 15 additional aircraft.

If this option is exercised by SpiceJet, there would be 15 more deliveries over a period of 24-months,” Mr Sridharan said.

The Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, which can seat 78 passengers, was chosen for SpiceJet's regional operations because it is designed for short-haul routes and has a reputation of being fast, quiet and fuel-efficient.

Published on June 09, 2011
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