SpiceJet has announced the induction of a Boeing 737, taking its fleet size to 100 aircraft. SpiceJet is the fourth domestic airline to achieve the feat after national carrier Air India, now defunct Jet Airways and rival IndiGo.
Eight domestic carriers – Air india, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, Air India Express, Vistara, AirAsia and Alliance together have 595 planes in their fleet at the moment. Spicejet in a release said it has added some 23 planes in the last one month alone.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & MD, SpiceJet, said on the induction of 100th plane in the fleet.”Who could have thought that from the brink of closure in December 2014, SpiceJet would have a 100-aircraft fleet in 2019,”
The Gurugram-based budget carrier now has 68 Boeing 737s, 30 Bombardier Q-400s, and two B737 freighters. The airline at this time operates 575 daily flights on an average to 62 destinations 53 domestic and 9international, it said.
SpiceJet has added 23 planes and over a hundred new flights, most of them connecting the key metros of Mumbai and Delhi, in just over a month’s time, in the Union government’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN Spice jet is a key player as it operates 42 flights per day to and from various regional destinations.
Source : Business Today