Posted on: 11 August 2014 by Mark Howells
From 15 August, SpiceJet passengers will be able to travel in a SpiceMAX seat for an extra fee, which will offer six inches more legroom and priority check-in at SpiceMAX stands at major airports.
SpiceJet’s Boeing 737s will have 30 SpiceMAX seats (the equivalent of the first five rows). Exit rows also have extra legroom. Around two thirds of SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 fleet has already been reconfigured to allow the service, with plans for the airline to gradually introduce it on its remaining aircraft. SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q400s will remain with 4 SpiceMAX seats (the first row).
SpiceJet claims that the introduction of SpiceMAX will make it the first Indian low-fare airline to offer ‘premium seats’. Sanjiv Kapoor, COO of SpiceJet commented, “We have repeatedly heard from many of our customers that while they are not always willing to pay the huge premium for Business Class, they would be happy to pay a little more for greater comfort and convenience in economy class.”
“In addition to providing an exciting new product for customers, SpiceMAX will also be an important source of ancillary revenues for SpiceJet,” added Kaneswaran Avili, SpiceJet’s CCO.