The carrier has already told travel agents that it will start giving them incentives and offer discounts on routes on which it has cut flights.
The employees of Spice-Jet, who find themselves facing an uncertain future, are shocked at the speed with which its prospects have taken a turn for the worse.
It is expected to start flights within a month on the Mumbai-Delhi route using two Airbus A320 planes, with a third set to join the fleet.
The carrier was confident about being able to maintain its reduced roster of scheduled flights without resorting to unexpected cancellations.
Besides, it will also request the Finance Ministry to permit external commercial borrowing (ECB) for working capital as special dispensation.
The civil aviation ministry pushed for a bailout of SpiceJet on Tuesday, calling on banks to give the carrier up to Rs 600 crore.
Beleaguered SpiceJet tonight got a breather with indications that Airports Authority of India would not press for immediate clearing of Rs 200 crore dues.
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Makemytrip is offering discounts of as much as Rs 21,000 on travel packages. Yatra.com has offered packages up to Rs 30,000 cheaper.
“The promoters are committed to the airline and they are very much interested. We have a number of solid financial plans,” SpiceJet COO Sanjiv Kapoor said.
Daily Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Bangalore & Delhi-Bangalore flights total less than 100 now. The travel industry is expecting a sharp jump in that number.
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