Boeing to Provide Two B777 to Indian Airline SpiceJet as Compensation
SpiceJet is going to receive two Boeing 777s from the American aircraft manufacturer as compensation for the 13 Boeing 737 MAX being grounded for a period of 19 months.
- The airline is going to receive will not be brand new but rather be two Boeing 777 extended-range (ER).
- It is also likely that the B777s could be used as cargo flights.
- SpiceJet has been wet-leasing wide-body aircraft during the pandemic.
India’s one of the key players in the aviation sector, the low-cost carrier SpiceJet is going to receive two Boeing 777s from the American aircraft manufacturer as compensation for the 13 Boeing 737 MAX being grounded for a period of 19 months. SpiceJet has already initiated the process of hiring pilots for the upcoming aircraft and it will be used by the airline as long-haul passenger flights or cargo flights depending on the ongoing Covid scenario. Until last week it was speculated that the carrier will use the flight for long-haul flights to North America which is in demand, however, the new Omicron variant of covid-19 may turn things around.
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