SpiceJet has a fleet of 20 aircraft and plans to add another five this fiscal year. Image Credit: Supplied

New Delhi/Dehradun: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday successfully operated India's first test flight which was partially powered by bio-fuel.

A concoction of bio-fuel mixed with aviation turbine fuel powered a SpiceJet's Q400 flight which was operated on Monday.

The flight was operated from Dehradun to Delhi. It was received by the key Cabinet Ministers and airline's top management at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 2.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu (2nd R), Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari (2nd L), Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan (R), MoS for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha (L) and SpiceJet CEO Ajay Singh pose for pictures with models of SpiceJet planes after the landing of the first flight, running on biofuel, at Delhi Airport terminal on Monday, Aug 27, 2018. PTI