An airline chief executive's job isn't easy, especially considering the cut-throat competition, high taxes and the uncertain regulatory environment.
Add to that owner and shareholder expectations, and the challenges seem endless.
When 39-year-old Neil Mills took charge of SpiceJet in October 2010, he obviously knew the hurdles ahead.
Mills had the right credentials, having worked in low-cost carriers in Europe and Dubai for over a decade.
Under him, SpiceJet grew, adding routes.
But profits eluded the airline.
That is, until now.
Text: Aneesh Phadnis, Business Standard