SpiceJet to add 10 narrow-body Boeing aircraft, including five B737 Max

No-frills SpiceJet, which is trying to stay afloat amid several planes from its fleet due to payment problems with lessors, said on Friday it plans to add 10 narrow-body Boeings, including five B737 Max jets, to lease by October.

SpiceJet said in a statement that the company is working in the intervening period to restore and revive its wrecked aircraft, which will begin to return to service soon.

said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet.

The airline said it has already signed a lease agreement for these 10 aircraft which will start joining the fleet from September to meet the growing demand.

“There has been a significant increase in passenger demand and we hope this trend will continue in the latter part of the year as well,” Singh said.

Accordingly, SpiceJet plans to add capacity to meet the growing needs of the Indian aviation market, he said.

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First published: June 09, 2023 | 1:52 PM ist