SpiceJet's zero change fee gift for flyers: What it is all about

This offer would be applicable for bookings made between March 27 and April 4 for travel between March 27 and June 30

SpiceJet's zero change fee gift for flyers: What it is all about
SpiceJet has gone on the front foot to woo passengers. Image courtesy: Flightradar24/Jetphotos/Sandeep Pilania

Budget carrier SpiceJet has come up with an offer that allows passengers to change the name and date on the ticket at least seven days prior to departure free of cost. 

This offer called 'zero change fee' would be applicable for bookings made between March 27 and April 4 for travel between March 27 and June 30, the airline said in a statement, according to a PTI report. The new facility would give passengers the option to modify tickets with a one-time waiver of charges. The fare difference for flight changes, however, would have to be paid by the passengers. 

SpiceJet said in its statement that the zero change fee facility "aims to extend significant flexibility and cost savings to all its passengers in these unprecedented times".

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This initiative is expected to significantly boost passenger demand when elaborate Covid-related security protocols and checks, and renewed restrictions imposed by several states in the wake of the Covid surge in the country over the past few months have made flyers jittery. It is also welcome news for passengers who have often complained of being short-changed by airlines with respect to refund of payment made for flights cancelled due to the lockdown last year.  

The low-cost carrier announced last month that it would start 66 new domestic flights, including five additional non-stop flights from Pune to Darbhanga, Durgapur, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Varanasi from March 28 to meet the increasing demand for air travel from smaller cities.

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The other new flights that were launched were Kolkata–Darbhanga, Chennai–Jharsuguda and Nashik-Kolkata. Provisions were also made for new non-stop daily flights on Mumbai-Leh, Leh-Srinagar, Srinagar-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Mumbai, Mumbai-Hyderabad, Mumbai-Surat, Surat-Mumbai, Kochi-Pune and Pune-Kochi routes.