No-Frills Indian Carrier SpiceJet to Start Flights to London

(Bloomberg) — SpiceJet Ltd., India’s second-biggest airline, will start regular flights to London from Delhi and Mumbai, a move it has long been pursuing.



a large air plane flying in the sky: A Boeing Co. 737 aircraft operated by SpiceJet Ltd. approaches to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India.


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A Boeing Co. 737 aircraft operated by SpiceJet Ltd. approaches to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India.

The no-frills airline will fly Airbus SE A330-900 neo aircraft on the routes, Chairman Ajay Singh said in an online briefing with reporters Monday. The flights will start from Dec. 4 and there will be two a week from Delhi and one from Mumbai, according to a company statement. The aircraft will have 353 seats in economy class and 18 in business.

SpiceJet said in August it was awarded slots at London’s Heathrow airport, one of the most lucrative destinations for airlines, under an air bubble agreement between India and the U.K. It had initially secured the slots from Sept. 1 to Oct.

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