SpiceJet introduces business class on key domestic routes
SpiceJet is all set to roll out its all-new business class offering – SpiceBiz – from May 11, 2019.
SpiceBiz is uniquely designed to enhance air travel for business-class passengers and offer unmatched value and greater comfort with the key differentiator being its attractive pricing. The airline will be offering a dedicated business class cabin with 43-inch seat pitch and 7-inch recline, complimentary lounge access, higher baggage allowance, gourmet meals and beverages, priority services and much more. The airline will also have a dedicated cabin crew for business class passengers.
To start with, the new business-class seating will be available on select sectors which include Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi, Delhi-Patna-Delhi, Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi, Hyderabad-Mumbai-Hyderabad, Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai, Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai, Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai, Delhi-Hyderabad-Delhi, Kolkata-Chennai-Kolkata, Mumbai-Varanasi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai-Mumbai, Delhi-Bagdogra-Delhi, Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai, Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi, Delhi-Jammu-Delhi, Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai, Mumbai-Kochi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Gorakhpur-Mumbai, Mumbai-Durgapur-Mumbai, Kolkata-Port Blair-Kolkata, Kolkata-Pune-Kolkata, Jammu-Srinagar-Jammu operated by the Boeing 737.
SpiceJet will soon be offering SpiceBiz on select international routes. As the airline ramps capacity and inducts more B737s, SpiceJet will very soon be the second biggest business class operator in India.
Depending on the aircraft configuration, SpiceJet will offer eight, 12 and 28 business-class seats on its B737-700/800/900 aircraft respectively. The front row and the over-wing exit rows of the economy cabin will be offered as the premium economy seats – SpiceMax.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “We are very excited to roll out our all new business class product. There is a huge demand for business class in India and we believe that our business class product, with its right pricing and the best-in-class features and services, will be much appreciated by passengers. We at SpiceJet have always tried to innovate and provide our customers with memorable flying experience and our new business class offering is yet another step in that direction.”
SpiceBiz offerings include:-
Lounge access: SpiceBiz passengers will currently have access to airport lounges at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Jaipur, Guwahati and Kochi airports. This service will soon be available at other airports.
Enhanced baggage allowance: Passengers travelling in business class will be entitled to additional baggage allowance. All domestic passengers will have a check-in allowance of 30 kg (up from the regular 15 kg). Hand baggage allowance for passengers travelling on domestic routes has also been extended to 10 kg (excluding laptops), from the current 7 kg.
Dedicated check-in: The airline will offer dedicated check-in counters for all SpiceBiz customers at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Srinagar, Jammu, Goa, Port Blair, Guwahati, Varanasi, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Kochi and Patna. At all other stations, passengers will have access to a shared check-in counter with SpiceMax passengers.
Priority services: All SpiceBiz customers will benefit from the priority services offered by the airline, such as priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage.
Gourmet meals: Customers will have a wide variety to choose from. SpiceJet’s three-course culinary journey is aimed at balancing health and indulgence. The menu offers a mouth-watering array of Indian and continental cuisine, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Patrons will also be offered a range of cold and hot beverage through the course of the meal, before being served the finest desserts in the sky.
Other facilities include dedicated coaches for SpiceBiz passengers; blankets and cushions for all SpiceBiz seats and refreshing welcome drinks and pre-meal drinks.