May 27 2019  |  Airline & Terminal News

SpiceJet introduces SpiceBiz Business Class

By PAX International

On May 11, Indian carrier SpiceJet rolled out SpiceBiz, its new Business Class offering, on select routes. The option will extend to select international routes in the near future, making the airline the second largest Business Class operator in India.

The cabin will feature a dedicated crew and seats with a 43-inch pitch and 7-inch recline. Guests will be able to take advantage of complimentary lounge access, higher baggage allowance, gourmet meals and beverages, priority services, and much more. (See full details below.)

SpiceJet will offer eight, 12 and 28 Business Class seats on its 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 aircraft respectively, depending on configuration. The front row and the over-wing exit rows of the Economy cabin will be offered as SpiceMax, the airline's Premium Economy offering.

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, said in a statement: “We are very excited to roll out our all new Business Class product. There is a huge demand for Business Class in India and we believe that our Business Class product, with its right pricing and the best-in-class features and services, will be much appreciated by passengers.

"We at SpiceJet have always tried to innovate and provide our customers a memorable flying experience, and our new Business class offering is yet another step in that direction.”

Lounge access

SpiceBiz passengers currently have access to airport lounges at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Jaipur, Guwahati, and Kochi airports. Access will soon extend to other locations.

Enhanced baggage allowance

All domestic passengers will have a check-in allowance of 30 kg (approximately 66 pounds), an increase from the regular 15 kg. Hand baggage allowance for passengers on domestic routes has also been extended to 10 kg (approximately 22 lbs), up from the previous 7 kg (about 15 lbs).

Dedicated check-in

Dedicated check-in counters for all SpiceBiz customers will be offered at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Srinagar, Jammu, Goa, Port Blair, Guwahati, Varanasi, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Kochi and Patna. At other locations, passengers will share a check-in counter with SpiceMax passengers.

Priority services

Priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage are offered to all SpiceBiz guests.

Gourmet meals

Foods found in SpiceJet’s three-course culinary journey, including Indian, continental and vegetarian cuisine, were selected for a wide array of palate preferences. Meals are served on fine bone china with a linen-lined tray, and meals will be accompanied by a range of cold and hot beverages as well as dessert.

Other features

  • Dedicated coaches for SpiceBiz passengers
  • Blankets and cushions for all SpiceBiz seats
  • Refreshing welcome drinks and pre-meal drinks
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