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HPCL to vend Spicejet tickets

Source: PTI
March 23, 2006 17:48 IST
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Private sector low cost airline SpiceJet has entered into a strategic tie-up with Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd to sell air-tickets through the latter's petrol stations.

"This facility is first being launched in Delhi at 25 HPCL petrol stations and it will be replicated across the country steadily," a joint press release said in New Delhi.

SpiceJet Ltd chairman Siddhanta Sharma said: "HPCL was our first choice and their support infrastructure will enable us to provide wider and better services to our customers. This is a critical requirement for any low cost operator and we are reassured to have the support of one of India's largest companies."

Presently SpiceJet tickets can be purchased through the Internet, 24/7 call centre, travel agents and SpiceJet airport ticketing counters. Through this tie-up with HPCL, SpiceJet aims to gain synergies in attracting customers.

Speaking on the occasion, HPCL executive director (retail) S P Chaudhry said: "Air-ticketing is yet another product that HPCL has already introduced as part of the basket of product and services offered by HPCL to customers from the fuel retail outlets.

"HPCL feels the tie-up with SpiceJet very appropriate as the bulk of fuel customers at HPCL retail outlets are also the target segment of SpiceJet."

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