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SpiceJet to launch 24 new flights connecting Mumbai and Delhi

"Asafoetida", delivered on February 25, 2013

Following the collapse of Jet Airways, SpiceJet has made this announcement:

SpiceJet, the country’s favorite carrier, today announced the launch of 24 new flights connecting Mumbai and Delhi with other cities on its domestic network. Of these, 16 will connect Mumbai, four will connect Delhi while the rest will connect the two metros with each other.

The new flights from Mumbai are on the Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai, Mumbai-Patna-Mumbai, Mumbai-Bagdogra-Mumbai, Mumbai-Amritsar-Mumbai, Mumbai-Hyderabad-Mumbai, Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai, Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai and Mumbai-Mangaluru-Mumbai sectors while the flights from Delhi are on the Delhi-Patna-Delhi and Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi sectors besides two additional frequencies on the Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai sector. All the new flights introduced will be operational daily.

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said: “We are extremely delighted to announce the launch of these new flights. The industry is currently facing severe shortage of capacity and SpiceJet remains committed to make all possible efforts to minimize passenger inconvenience.”

In its bid to enhance its operations from Mumbai, a key destination on SpiceJet’s network, the airline had last week announced three new domestic flights on the Mumbai-Varanasi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai sectors. SpiceJet is the first and only Indian budget carrier to introduce a daily non-stop flight between Mumbai-Bangkok-Mumbai. With the above additions, the total number of flights announced from the city within a week goes up to 14 flights.

SpiceJet has also announced a slew of new nonstop international flights to Hong Kong, Jeddah, Dubai, Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, Bangkok and Kathmandu from the metro effective late May. The airline will deploy its Boeing 737-800 NG aircrafts on all the routes.

Above Photo: SpiceJet.

With the new flights, passengers from Jaipur, Mangaluru, Bagdogra, Amritsar, Coimbatore and Patna will be able to easily travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via Mumbai and Delhi.

Tentative Flight Schedule

Flight No. Origin Destination Departure Arrival Start Date
SG 276 Mumbai Jaipur 5:20 am 7:25 am 26-Apr
SG 279 Jaipur Mumbai 7:55 am 9:50 am 26-Apr
SG 258 Mumbai Patna 10:30 am 12:55 pm 26-Apr
SG 284 Patna Mumbai 1:35 pm 4:05 pm 26-Apr
SG 8704 Mumbai Delhi 5:15 pm 7:25 pm 26-Apr
SG 8705 Delhi Mumbai 8:30 pm 10:45 pm 26-Apr
SG 8701 Delhi Mumbai 7:20 am 9:25 am 30-Apr
SG 8702 Mumbai Delhi 10:10 am 12:10 pm 30-Apr
SG 8721 Delhi Patna 12:55 pm 2:40 pm 30-Apr
SG 8722 Patna Delhi 3:20 pm 5:00 pm 30-Apr
SG 8719 Delhi Bengaluru 6:30 pm 9:15 pm 30-Apr
SG 8720 Bengaluru Delhi 10:00 pm 12:45 am 30-Apr
SG 6373 Mumbai Bagdogra 5:15 am 8:00 am 2-May
SG 6374 Bagdogra Mumbai 8:30 am 11:15 am 2-May
SG 6371 Mumbai Amritsar 12:00 noon 2:45 pm 2-May
SG 6372 Amritsar Mumbai 3:20 pm 6:05 pm 2-May
SG 6249 Mumbai Mangaluru 6:45 pm 8:20 pm 2-May
SG 6250 Mangaluru Mumbai 9:50 pm 11:30 pm 2-May
SG 6363 Hyderabad Mumbai 7:20 am 8:50 am 2-May
SG 6364 Mumbai Hyderabad 9:30 pm 11:00 pm 2-May
SG 6361 Mumbai Coimbatore 9:20 am 11:10 am 2-May
SG 6362 Coimbatore Mumbai 12:05 pm 1:55 pm 2-May
SG 6365 Mumbai Kolkata 2:45 pm 5:30 pm 2-May
SG 6366 Kolkata Mumbai 6:00 pm 8:45 pm 2-May

*Flight timings are subject to Government approvals

Top Copyright Photo: SpiceJet Boeing 737-8GJ WL VT-SZC (msn 39428) DXB (Paul Denton). Image: 934710.

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ALC to lease two Boeing 737-800s to FlyEgypt

Second aircraft, delivered July 15, 2015

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has announced the long term lease placement of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft with FlyEgypt (Cairo).  The first of the two aircraft was delivered in December 2017, and the second is scheduled to be delivered in January 2018.

These Boeing 737s will enable FlyEgypt to grow our route network to Europe and the Middle East and also increase its flight schedule frequencies.

Copyright Photo: FlyEgypt Boeing 737-8GJ WL SU-TMH (msn 34903) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 928910.

Transat A.T. Inc. continues its fleet reconfiguration, signing an agreement with Thomas Cook

Air Transat and ALPA reach a tentative agreement on a new contract

Transat A.T. Inc. has announced the signing of a seven-year agreement with Thomas Cook Group Airlines for the exchange of aircraft on a seasonal basis. Under the terms of the agreement, Thomas Cook will make available every winter to Air Transat a number of narrow body Airbus A321s and will receive at least one wide-body Airbus A330-200 in return. This will enable both companies to manage and utilize their fleet more efficiently.

The agreement takes advantage of the different seasonality of the two companies: Air Transat uses a greater number of smaller aircraft in winter to serve its destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida, and larger aircraft in summer to serve the transatlantic market. In contrast, Thomas Cook uses smaller aircraft in summertime to fly to destinations around the Mediterranean Sea and larger wide-body aircraft in the winter to fly to the long-haul destinations like Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

In the past few years, Air Transat has implemented a flexible-fleet model, through agreements with various carriers, enabling it each winter to increase the number of narrow-body aircraft it operates and to reduce the number of wide-body aircraft. For example, in the winter 2016–2017, the Company operated 20 narrow-body aircraft (Boeing 737) and 12 wide-body aircraft (Airbus A310 and A330), while in the summer 2017, it used 7 narrow-body aircraft and 25 wide-body aircraft.

“This agreement marks a new step in the reconfiguration of our fleet,” says Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat. “It allows us to improve our flexible-fleet model, making it even more efficient. Our fleet will eventually consist solely of Airbus A330 and aircraft from the A320 family, such as  the A321, which will mean a more harmonized travel experience for our customers as well as lower operating costs,”.

Optimization of the Air Transat flexible fleet began with the recent announcement that its A310s would be replaced, beginning in early 2019, by A321neo LR aircraft, which have a range well-suited for operations in both of the carrier’s markets. This agreement is the second step in that optimization, and will see Air Transat’s seasonal Boeing 737s replaced by A321s. The third step will be the replacement of the Boeing 737s in its core fleet, which today number 7, also by A321s. At the same time, Air Transat has endeavoured to extend the leases on a large number of its A330 aircraft, thus taking advantage of lower leasing costs and ensuring stability for the years to come.

All Boeing 737s to be replaced with Airbus A321s

Above Copyright Photo: All Air Transat Boeing 737s will be replaced with Airbus A321s. Air Transat (Transavia France) Boeing 737-8GJ WL F-GZHA (msn 34901) FLL (Tony Storck). Image: 925674.

All of the A321s from the Thomas Cook fleet will be recent aircraft, and will have the same cabin configuration as Air Transat’s coming fleet of A321neo LRs: 199 seats, 12 of which will be Club Class. This means Transat customers will enjoy a more comparable in-flight experience regardless of destination.

In addition, once the optimization is complete, Air Transat will operate only two types of aircraft, and reap the benefits of the Airbus shared-cockpit philosophy and so-called mixed-fleet flying (i.e., pilots can be rated to fly more than one type of aircraft). This will enable the company to reduce costs (for example in maintenance and training) and considerably simplify its operations.

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Top Copyright Photo: All of the Airbus A310s will be replaced with newer A321neo LRs by 2020. Air Transat Airbus A310-304 C-GTSW (msn 483) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 928787.

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