Indian carrier SpiceJet is to allocate a row near the front of its aircraft just for female passengers.
The new facility starts on 08 March – International Women’s Day – and will be available on the airline’s Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
The female only seats are in row 4 of the aircraft.
The airline also said that female passengers travelling alone with the airline on March 8, 2017, can get a free upgrade to its SpiceMax seats if available.
SpiceJet is the second airline in India to allocate a row at the front of the aircraft for female passengers.
In January this year Air India became the first airline to allocate women only seats.
They block off the whole third row in economy for women on Indian domestic flights for their safety.
Other types of transport in India, including trains, metros and buses have reserved berths, seats or coaches for women only. Some towns also have pink auto rickshaws for women.
SpiceJet is India’s #2 budget airline and the fourth largest airline in the country by number of passengers carried. It is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.
Routes: SpiceJet operates more than 300 daily flights to over 40 destinations – more than 30 domestic and 7 international.
Fleet: 26 Boeing 737NG, 14 Bombardier Q-400s.
N.B. Image credit: SpiceJet