SpiceJet – Fleet, Bases and Aircraft rotations

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It all started will my love and passion towards Madurai International Airport (IXM). SpiceJet is the first airline to start international service from IXM and is the largest operator at IXM. I started looking at the rotation of their flights operated to/from IXM. Then I slowly got interested in knowing about the day to day operation of each aircraft and its rotation. Thus the below things came up.

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SpiceJet Q400 operations in Summer’15

Note: The analysis is purely based on the schedule posted in SpiceJet website as on 25th Feb.

Can a LCC have 2 different types of aircraft? This is one of the never-ending debate. There are always examples for both successful and unsuccessful airlines in the world. In the case of SpiceJet, it was a distress. Though the decision of selecting Q400 was not so bad, the worst decision was to buy it instead of leasing.

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