The move comes after the airline has taken lease of some of the Boeing 737s from the grounded Jet Airways and entered into a code-share pact with Gulf carrier Emirates which is a full- service operator.
Jet' entire Boeing fleet, including the narrow-body B737s, and some of which are being leased by other domestic airlines, has business and economy class configurations.
At present, SpiceJet
is operating nine of the Jet Airways B737s on lease, according to an airline official, and a few more are expected to join its fleet soon.
As part of the business class offering, SpiceJet will also provide complimentary lounge access, higher baggage allowance, meals & beverages, priority services to passengers, the release said.
The airline will have lounges at Delhi, Mumbai Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Jaipur, Guwahati, and Kochi airports, besides dedicated check-in counters. It is planning to have lounges at other airports as well.
"Business class passengers will get 30 kg free baggage aprt from 10 kg of cabin baggage," the airline said.
"There is huge demand for business class and we believe that our business class product business-SpiceBiz-- with right pricing will do well," SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh was quoted as saying.