Sunday, September 5, 2010

SpiceJet Orders New Boeing 737-800s

SpiceJet, India’s most preferred airline, recently announced a fresh order for the purchase of 30 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. SpiceJet at present has a fleet size of 21 Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 aircraft with seven deliveries scheduled till 2012. The new additions will take the SpiceJet fleet size to 58 aircrafts.
Mr. Kishore Gupta, Director, SpiceJet said "We are currently seeing a strong resurgence in domestic air traffic on the back of a robust macro-economic growth. We expect domestic demand to grow at 16 percent during the current year and to sustain 12-14 percent annual growth in the medium-term. The growth will necessitate significant capacity induction, which will ensure SpiceJet remains at the forefront of the growth story in the Indian skies."
Mr. Bhulo Kansagra, Director, SpiceJet added, "The Boeing Next-Generation 737 is the most technologically advanced single-aisle airplane that offers the best technical reliability and lowest operating unit cost, which is vital to our low-cost structure. We are extremely proud of our relationship with Boeing and are happy to announce this significant order which will take this partnership to a higher level."
SpiceJet’s new aircraft will incorporate the new, spacious 737 Boeing Sky Interior with soft blue cove lighting, curving architecture and larger window that will offer a sense of added spaciousness in the cabin and more comfort for passengers. With larger stowage bins, passengers will be able to store their luggage closer to their seats. Moreover, the combination of noise dampening material against the airplane’s interior skin and the new integrated air grille will result in quieter cabins for more comfortable flights.

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