SpiceJet Adds Another Q400, Operation Analysed

 SpiceJet is planning to bring another Dash 8 Q400 aircraft to its fleet operation by 6th October, and will be launching a range of new flights using the aircraft. Having placed an order with Bombardier for 15 Dash 8 – Q400s in November 2010, the airline has already taken delivery of five of the type. This particular aircraft is likely to be VT-SUF, cn 4381, and will be the sixth of the type to join the fleet.



Photo by Malcom Bezzina


 The planned weekly rotation plan for this aircraft, per The Networker’s estimate is as following.


1: SG1011 HYD 0635 – 0905 TRV D
2: SG1261 TRV 0925 – 1100 MAA D
3. SG3221 MAA 1120 – 1245 COK x26
3.b. SG1261 MAA 1120 – 1245 HYD 26
4. SG3222 COK 1310 – 1440 MAA x26
5. SG1261 MAA 1500 – 1625 HYD x26
6. SG1262 HYD 1655 – 1820 MAA D
7. SG1262 MAA 1845 – 2020 TRV D
8. SG1012 TRV 2045 – 2315 HYD D


(Please note that aircraft interchanges are possible)


 On an average day, the aircraft will be operating up to eight sectors, while on Tuesdays and Saturdays it will be operating six sectors per day.
 The new routes to be launched, effective 6th Oct, is as follow.


Hyderabad – Thiruvananthapuram – Hyderabad : Daily
Chennai – Hyderabad: Five times per week
Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai – Hyderabad : Twice per week
Hyderabad – Chennai – Thiruvananthapuram : Daily
Chennai – Kochi – Chennai : Five times per week


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