SpiceJet among top 10 budget carriers in Asia: Poll

September 22nd, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) An online travel magazine tracking Asia’s hotels, spas and airlines has ranked India’s low-cost carrier SpiceJet among the top 10 budget airlines in the continent.The magazine, Smart Travel Asia, based its finding on a survey between May and July on low-cost carriers (LCC), SpiceJet said in a press statement Monday.

The survey also said the airline has made its mark by maintaining schedules, competent service and extensive route network and access.

The chief commercial officer of SpiceJet, Samyukth Sridharan, said the airline has been able to attract fliers by keeping fares affordable and introducing exciting schemes besides expanding its network.

“Our on-time performance is among the best in India at 82 percent and technical dispatch reliability of 99.6 percent makes us an airline with least cancellations,” said Sridharan.

The airline was earlier adjudged the best LCC for 2007 by the Travel Agents Federation of India, and voted the best carrier in its category by a readers’ survey conducted nationally by travel magazine Outlook Traveller.

SpiceJet currently operates 94 flights daily to 16 cities in India.

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