SpiceJet has announced the appointment of Arun Kashyap as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Kashyap will be responsible for the airline’s operations and will oversee the company’s strategic planning and execution. He brings with him over three decades of experience in the aviation industry, having previously served in various leadership positions at airlines such as IndiGo, AirAsia India, and GoAir. The appointment is expected to further strengthen SpiceJet’s leadership team and help the airline navigate the challenges faced by the aviation industry.
On this announcement, Ajay Singh, Chairman and MD, SpiceJet, said, “I am delighted to welcome Arun back to the SpiceJet family. As COO (chief operating officer), he will have a key role to play in the growth of the airline. With his experience and proven track record, I am confident he will do extremely well in his new role. I wish him all the best.”
Arun Kashyap, the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SpiceJet, will be reporting directly to Ajay Singh, the Chairman and Managing Director of the airline. This reporting structure will ensure that Kashyap is closely aligned with Singh’s vision and will allow for effective communication and coordination between the two leaders.
He is set to rejoin SpiceJet as he moves on from his role as Chief Technical Officer at Air India. Prior to his tenure at Air India, he held the position of Chief Program & Transformation Officer at SpiceJet.
SpiceJet is a certified airline under IATA-IOSA and operates a fleet comprising of Boeing 737s and Q-400s. The airline is a significant regional player in the country, offering multiple daily flights under the Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) or the Regional Connectivity Scheme. Most of the airline’s fleet provides SpiceMax, which offers the most spacious economy-class seating in India.