SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline, resumed its domestic passenger flight operations on May 25 after a two month-long lockdown-imposed hiatus.
first flight took-off from Ahmedabad to Delhi at 6.05 am and arrived in the
Capital at 7.10 am. Soon after, flights on other sectors took-off in a seamless
Some of the
sectors that SpiceJet will be operating on the first day include
Delhi-Bengaluru, Delhi-Pune, Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Guwahati,
Ahmedabad-Delhi, Delhi–Patna, Mumbai–Bengaluru, Chennai–Bengaluru,
Varanasi–Jaipur, Bengaluru–Pune, Delhi–Srinagar, Udaipur–Ahmedabad,
Jammu–Srinagar, Chennai–Madurai, Hyderabad–Jharsuguda, Hyderabad-Surat among
country’s largest regional carrier, also operated 20 UDAN flights today on key
Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said,
“SpiceJet is back to where it belongs! We are delighted to have resumed our
flight operations in a completely smooth and seamless manner and by following
every safety guideline and protocol laid down by the government. I thank all
stakeholders for their cooperation. This indeed is a new beginning in the lives
of everyone associated with airlines, including passengers who have been
eagerly waiting to return home.”
In line with
its commitment to provide the highest level of healthy, safe and secure flying
experience with minimal contact of its passengers and staff, SpiceJet ensured
all the social distancing norms and Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) laid
down by the government were strictly adhered to.
implemented the best-in-class cleaning procedures on all its aircraft in
addition to disinfecting customer touch points and surfaces before every
flight. All SpiceJet aircraft now have synthetic leather seats. These
non-porous seats don’t allow the COVID-19 virus to penetrate inside them and
can be easily wiped off compared to standard fabric seats.
Our planes are
equipped with state-of-the-art air circulation systems and the cabin airflow in
our aircraft rule out spread of any air-borne disease. The cabin air only flows
from top to bottom and gets absorbed at the bottom for filtration. Cabin air is
constantly exchanged with a mix of 50% outside air and 50% filtered air. This
air exchange happens every 2-3 minutes to ensure the availability of fresh and
clean air. All our aircraft use a high-efficiency (HEPA) filter (like those
found in hospitals) which removes up to 99.9+% of airborne particles like
viruses and bacteria.
All our crew
members and ground services personnel will undergo a detailed health check-up
and will be wearing protective gears to deliver a safe travel experience.
As an added
precaution, SpiceJet has decided to temporarily suspend Food and Beverage
services on all its flights. Food and beverage consumption inside the flight is
also not allowed and SpiceJet recommends that they be consumed at home or
at the airport premises.
In sync with
the best practices of social distancing, the airline has reduced the number of
people in its airport coaches by 50% and has made web check-in mandatory
thereby avoiding queues at airports.