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31-Jan-2011 10:54 AM

SpiceJet to expand internationally but not at expense of region

SpiceJet CEO Neil Mills stated the carrier, which operates two international routes, may add one or two new international destinations by summer 2011 (Reuters/Wall Street Journal, 28-Jan-2011). He commented: "We are not looking too far away from India ... international is not a prime focus of our business." The carrier plans to focus on short-haul international routes, with Dhaka and Male cited as possible destinations. However, it plans to focus on increasing its regional network, with CCO Samyukth Sridharan stating: "We are not fussed about flying international. We see massive opportunity for growth in India."