The flight was operated with one of the Portuguese Hi Fly wet-leased Airbus A330neo. SpiceJet itself does not yet have widebodies in the fleet, but it does have the ambition to operate intercontinental flights independently in the short term. The airline wants to fly to Europe and the United States, among other things.
When Indian Jet Airways collapsed last year, a capacity shortage arose on intercontinental flights to India. Air India and Jet Airways were the only Indian airlines operating long-haul flights. Several Indian airlines now want to jump into the guest left by Jet Airways, including SpiceJet and Vistara Airlines.
The flight to Bengaluru departed from Schiphol on Saturday at 8:18 PM, the airport reports. On the plane were 270 returning Indians. It is not yet allowed for non-Indians to travel to India.
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