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Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Mon May 27, 2013 6:32 am

Indian LCC plan to add three more Chinese cities this year, not mentioned but its Chengdu, Macau and Hong Kong http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...ina-links-on-trade-corporate-india the carrier will also go six weekly to Guangzhou from the current four.

In other news they plan to start Kuala Lumpur later this year and Singapore from July, their first Southeast Asian routes.

While in the western region Kabul service to go daily from the current thrice weekly.

[Edited 2013-05-27 00:11:29]
 
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Mon May 27, 2013 7:43 am

yay!!! Finally we got an LCC n/s to India!

Now I have to make room in my 2014 travelling schedule.

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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Mon May 27, 2013 9:18 am

CAN upgrade already since April, Chengdu replaces Macau as a surprise destination as its never been mentioned before, Macau was cleared for launch this year and Hong Kong last year along with Guangzhou started this February and Bangkok which was to be their first Southeast Asian route.
 
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Mon May 27, 2013 10:48 am

Macau will take time to develop with Indian tour operators and businesses but once it is, it shall prove to extremely popular given its reputation for being the 'Vegas of the East'. Indians will throng to Macau as its a family friendly destination too.

Pleasing to see that Spice Jet is looking EAST rather than the usual WEST. Another market it should seriously consider is Delhi-SGN 4 times per week using a B737 as that will be the next big mass market for Indian tourists and businesses similar to what SIN, KUL and BKK was in the 1990s.
 
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Mon May 27, 2013 11:53 am

Macau is very popular among Indian tour operators lately. Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore (and now Macau thrown in for good measure) is the most popular package tour from India. Can be still kinda pricey but dunno if an LCC flight might bring the prices further down and make it accessible to more people.
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Tue May 28, 2013 1:21 am

Quoting VTORD (Reply 4):
Macau is very popular among Indian tour operators lately.

Does Indians need visa to enter Macau?

Indians generally need visa to visit everywhere probably even to bathrooms  
 
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Tue May 28, 2013 5:35 am

Quoting airdfw (Reply 5):

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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Tue May 28, 2013 5:50 am

I've been waiting to see more expansion by Indian airlines to the East. I'll take whichever airline grows. I didn't expect SG to be the most aggressiveness. I would have expected 6E... Interesting.

Quoting behramjee (Reply 3):
Pleasing to see that Spice Jet is looking EAST rather than the usual WEST.

Growth to where the money is... Since all of China is within range of narrowbodies from India (at least from DEL east), it seems like a wise move.

Has 9W or 6E announced any routes?

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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Tue May 28, 2013 6:28 am

Quoting behramjee (Reply 3):
Indians will throng to Macau as its a family friendly destination too.

Macau is not vegas. It is not family friendly - It's all casinos, luxury shopping and hookers, and nothing to keep the kids and grandparents happy. The Macau gvt are aware of this, and will work over the next decade to improve the range of family orientated destinations.
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Tue May 28, 2013 9:36 am

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 7):
I would have expected 6E... Interesting.

I would've thought the same. SG seem to be exploring new markets (for Indian LCCs at least), while 6E seem to be increasing frequencies on its existing int'l routes trying to get themselves established to fight it out with the big boys (EK, EY etc on the Gulf routes).
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Tue May 28, 2013 9:41 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 8):
Macau is not vegas. It is not family friendly - It's all casinos, luxury shopping and hookers, and nothing to keep the kids and grandparents happy.

Same can be said for the "New" Vegas. Vegas of today is not what was marketed back 10 years ago. It just didn't work.
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Tue May 28, 2013 12:49 pm

Quoting behramjee (Reply 3):
Pleasing to see that Spice Jet is looking EAST rather than the usual WEST. Another market it should seriously consider is Delhi-SGN 4 times per week using a B737 as that will be the next big mass market for Indian tourists and businesses similar to what SIN, KUL and BKK was in the 1990s.

They got rights to SGN from DEL in the last round of allocations (9W got BOM-SGN) agree that Vietnam is the next 'BIG' tourist destination for Indians, but I also believe that there is room to play with direct flights to Phuket and Langkawi as well. As well as routes to Jakarta and Denpasar.
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Tue May 28, 2013 3:43 pm

Quoting Cricket (Reply 11):
but I also believe that there is room to play with direct flights to Phuket and Langkawi as well


Lots of indians in Penang too. Would Kenya work or are the distances too great?
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RE: Spicejet Expanding In East Asia

Wed May 29, 2013 5:37 am

Why don't Indian carriers fly to Chittagong, are there restrictions on such a service? and what about Iran, like the city of Mashhad where Iran Aseman plank to fly from to Hyderabad catering Shia pilgrims, I know Spice are to start Najaf in Iraq which is also for pilgrim traffic.

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