Founded in the year 2004, Spice Jet follows a model which largely remains focused on maintaining the lowest cost structure and quality customer services while keeping the costs to a bare minimum. Spice Jet opened its flight bookings on 18 May 2005 and crossed the mark of booking 37,000 tickets in just one day, this record still lies unmatched in the Asian continent. Special rates ranging from Rs 99 to Rs 799 were introduced for the first time in the history of aviation industry in the Asian continent and the first flight was flagged off by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr. Praful Patel which left Delhi for Mumbai via Ahmedabad on 24 May 2005.This flight was very successful and by 2008, SpiceJet moved on to become India's second-largest low-cost airline in terms of market share and Spice Jet figured in Smart Travel Asia’s Top 5 Best Budget Airlines in Asia (Aug 2010) and in Top 10 list for 2 consecutive years (Aug 2008 & Sept 2009, Hong Kong).
Spice jet is in receipt of numerous awards and recognition from many national and international organizations like Outlook Traveler’s Best Low Cost Airline (Feb 2008 & Feb 2010), Award for Best Website at ‘World Low Cost Airlines Asia Pacific Conference’ (January 2010, Singapore), India’s best low-fare airline in a survey conducted by MARS on behalf of Hindustan Times (December 2009), World Travel Market Award for multi-channel approach in distribution (November 2009, London), National Award (ICWAI) for excellence in Cost Management (March 2009) and CIO 100 Award for IT efforts for customer satisfaction and business growth (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2011). Spice Jet still continues to provide the best and top in line services to the consumers throughout the length and the breadth of the country.