SpiceJet Ltd is India's best low cost airline delivering the lowest airfares with the highest consumer value. The company operates 119 flights daily to 18 cities namely Ahmedabad Bangalore Bagdogra Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Guwahati Goa Hyderabad Jammu Jaipur Kochi Kolkata Mumbai Pune Srinagar Varanasi and Visakhapatnam. As on March 31 2019 the Company maintained a fleet size of 76 aircraft with which it operated approximately 460 flights per day covering 53 domestic and 9 international destinations.SpiceJet Ltd was incorporated in the year 1984 with the name Genius Leasing Finance and Investment Company Ltd. In the year 1993 the company ventured into domestic aviation operations under technical partnership with Deutsche Lufthansa AG. In the year 1994 the name of the company was changed from MG Express to ModiLuft Ltd. In June 1994 the company entered into a management agreement with Lufthansa to manage their entire Airline operations. The company suspended their Airline operations in the year 1996 after dissensions grew between Lufthansa and the company. During the year 2000-01 the name of the company was changed from ModiLuft Ltd to Royal Airways Ltd.The company started their commercial operations of domestic flight services on May 23 2005 with three leased Boeing 737-800 aircraft. During the year 2004-05 they signed an agreement with Boeing for acquiring 20 (737-800) aircrafts and in May 4 2005 the company changed the name of the company from Royal Airways Ltd to SpiceJet Ltd. In May 5 2005 they entered into a strategic tie up with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.During the year 2005-06 the company integrated with various travel related website like Indiatimes makemytrip travelguru and cleartrip to boost their sales through Internet. They also entered into a sale and lease back agreement with Bacock & Brown Aircraft Management along with its long-term strategic partner Normura Babcock & Brown Co Ltd covering sixteen brand new Boeing 737-800/-900ER aircraft valued at over USD 1.1 billion based on the manufacturer's list prices.In November 2005 the company launched their daily direct flights between Delhi and Kolkata. They also launched their services to two new spice cities namely Jammu and Srinagar. In March 27 2006 the company launched their first co-branded credit card with State Bank of India in association with MasterCard International. During the year 2006-07 the company inducted five new aircraft to their fleet taking the total fleet strength to eleven aircraft. They started sale of food on board during the year. In August 17 2006 the company launched SpiceJet Hotels with the aim of providing a dedicated online Web hotel reservation services to their customers. In October 2006 they launched new flights between Kolkata and Guwahati. In January 2007 they introduced two new additional daily flights on the Bangalore - Mumbai - Hyderabad routes. During the year 2007-08 the inducted eight new aircraft to there fleet taking the total fleet strength to nineteen aircraft. Out of eight two were Boeing 737-900 the largest capacity domestic aircraft having seating capacity of 212 passengers. In May 2007 the company made a tie up with Tata AIG General Insurance to cover travel related risks of the airlines' domestic passengers. The insurance cover would be provided for accidental death emergency medical treatment trip cancellation baggage loss flight delays and trip interruption. In October 2007 the company signed an agreement with Air India for the wet lease of two of the Company's Boeing 737-800 aircrafts for operating daily flights between Lucknow Varanasi Jaipur and Nagpur & Jeddah. In January 2008 the company made a tie up with BillDesk which provides the SpiceJet customers an additional option to purchase and pay for their tickets through their Internet Banking Accounts Online.During the year 2016 SpiceJet has placed an order for up to 205 Boeing 737MAX narrow and wide-bodied aircraft valued at over USD 22 billion.During the year 2016 SpiceJet added 10 aircraft to its Boeing 737NG fleet. The Company removed 7 domestic destinations and added few international routes viz. Amritsar-Dubai Chennai- Bangkok Calicut-Dubai Hyderabad-Dubai Jaipur-Dubai Pune-Dubai. During the financial year under review the Company has incorporated two wholly owned subsidiaries namely SpiceJet Merchandise Private Limited in July 2016 which is engaged in the business of consumer merchandise and goods that includes electronic items readymade apparels accessories etc. through various channels viz. in flight sale online platform airport shops retail outlets etc.; and SpiceJet Technic Private Limited in October 2016 which is engaged in engineering related service including but not limited to maintenance repair and overhaul services of aircraft and its parts.As at the end of the financial year 2016-17 the Company maintained a fleet size to 49 aircraft with which it operated approximately 316 flights per day covering 39 domestic and 7 international destinations.During the FY 2017 the Company made an investment of Rs 0.10 million each in equity shares of wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company namely SpiceJet Merchandise Private Limited and SpiceJet Technic Private Limited; and investment of 0.23 million in class B-Shares of Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Limited to become member airline for availing advantageous rate on air navigation charges in Thailand. The company also provided loan of 190.33 million to SpiceJet Merchandise Private Limited wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.In FY 2016-17 the Company placed an order of upto 205 (155 firm and 50 option) Boeing 737 MAX aircraft - a clear reflection of the strategic direction in which it is now committed. To strengthen its regional connectivity the Company has placed order for upto 50 Bombardier Q400 aircraft post completion of current FY 2016-17.During FY 2016-17 SpiceJet added 10 aircraft to its Boeing fleet and 4 aircraft to its Bombardier fleet. Today it operates 35 B737 family aircraft of which 1 is on wet lease while other are on operating lease; and 20 Q400s of which 13 are on finance lease and 7 on operating lease. During the year under review the Company could achieve impressive aircraft utilization of over 12 hours per aircraft-day. The Company's initiative towards network optimization delivering consistent and impressive `On-Time-Performance' and providing seamless connectivity to its customers enabled it to achieve sustained monthly passenger load factors of above 90% for 24 months in a row (a feat unparalleled globally). During the year 2016-17 SpiceJet added new flights and connections with special emphasis on the Northeast. It deployed Q400 fleet to enter new markets and enhance regional connectivity. The new routes introduced include Kolkata-Silchar-Guwahati; Kolkata-Aizawl-Guwahati; Kolkata-Gorakhpur-Delhi; Kolkata-Visakhapatnam-Kolkata; Ahmedabad-Bengaluru-Jaipur; Bengaluru-Guwahati-Goa; Mumbai-Udaipur-Mumbai; Delhi-Surat-Trivandrum; Guwahati-Chennai-Guwahati; Hyderabad-Mangalore-Jaipur; Chennai-Rajahmundry-Trivandrum; Tirupati-Vijayawada-Tirupati; Vijayawada-Vishakhapatnam-Vijayawada besides additional frequencies on routes like - Kolkata-Bagdogra and Kolkata-Guwahati. Additionally it launched a daily Jodhpur-Delhi flight.During FY 2016-17 the Company launched direct flights on the Kolkata-Dhaka-Kolkata Delhi-Bangkok-Delhi and Mangalore-Dubai route.As at the end of the financial year 2017-18 the Company maintained a fleet size to 60 aircraft with which it operated approximately 410 flights per day covering 45 domestic and 7 international destinations.In FY2017-18 the Company signed an agreement with CFM International for purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes along with spare engines to support the fleet. The Company has also signed a ten-year Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM Services that covers all LEAP-1B engines powering 737 MAX airplanes.During October 2018 the Company inducted first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which is a major milestone in Company's turnaround. These new aircraft will enable the Company to open new routes while reducing fuel and engineering costs as well as emissions. The 737 MAX aircraft will dramatically reduce noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Passengers will benefit from a large number of premium seats and for the first time in India broadband Internet on board.As on March 31 2018 the Company has made an investment of 0.10 million each in equity shares of its wholly owned subsidiaries namely SpiceJet Merchandise Private Limited SpiceJet Technic Private Limited and Canvin Real Estate Private Limited; and the Company has an investment of 0.24 million in class B-shares of Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Limited to become member airline for availing advantageous rate on air navigation charges in Thailand.As on March 31 2018 the Company has also provided loan of (a) 249.44 million to SpiceJet Merchandise Private Limited (b) 12.20 million to SpiceJet Technic Private Limited and (c) 236.00 million to Canvin Real Estate Private Limited.