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LCCs seeking regional aircraft, SpiceJet joins the list

14-Feb-2011

In Dec-2010, SpiceJet firmed up a USD450 million order for 15 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s plus 15 options, joining a growing list of LCCs adding regional aircraft to their fleet. Promoter Kalanithi Maran has been clear about the growth path he has in mind for SpiceJet and it seems he has identified ripe grounds for expansion: regional India. [2059 words]

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Subheadings:

  • SpiceJet 'not fussed about international'
  • Delving deeper into India
  • SpiceJet pre-empts others to stay ahead of the curve
  • SpiceJet moves away from the LCC mantra
  • LCCs and role of the RJ/turboprop
  • Changing the flight plan

Graphs and data:

  • Forecast growth of Indian aviation markets
  • India’s Total Small and Medium Enterprises (100,000s) 1990-91 to 2009-10
  • Comparative annual Growth Rates of sectors (%) 2002-03 to 2009-10
  • SpiceJet’s proposed Q400 network
  • SpiceJet’s current and proposed B737 network
  • Flybe route network
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