SpiceJet counting on tier II cities to generate more lift

Coimbatore: Low-cost airline SpiceJet is keenly looking at tier II Indian cities to for possible expansion of its operational network.

SpiceJet has proposed daily flights from Coimbatore to Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, and twice daily connections to Chennai from October 25.

Coimbatore would be the 17th destination on SpiceJet network.

Flights between Coimbatore and Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai would be direct. The Coimbatore-Delhi flight will operate via Hyderabad.

According to Kamal Hingorani, vice president of sales and marketing at SpiceJet, said that the company would commence daily flights from Coimbatore within the next two days, with the induction of new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

SpiceJet currently has 16 aircraft, with the 17th arriving in a day to start Coimbatore operations. The airline aims to have 24 planes by December 2008, and thereafter plans to add three aircraft each year for the next three years.