SpiceJet, a low-cost Indian airline, is eyeing to bring in 50 Boeing 737 Max into operations by CY 2023. According to an ET report, Ajay Sing, Chairman, SpiceJet, said the airline would use 15 to 20 of the Boeing 737 Max to replace the older aircraft in the fleet. The next four additions will be made soon where the first addition of the aircraft will be made on December 10, 2021.
According to Singh, SpiceJet wants to lease all these aircraft through the GIFT City near Ahmedabad, which the government wants to grow as a leasing hub for the world. Further, Chairman assured that SpiceJet had settled all the compensation issues with lessors as well as Boeing.
Singh Worried About Rising COVID-19 Cases in Europe
Singh said that the passenger demand has been good. However, the Chairman of the airline pointed out that COVID-19 cases in Europe are rising rapidly. Singh hopes that Europe is able to vaccinate more and more people to control the surge in new cases. As for India, Singh said that the market conditions are set to stay better since the country has already vaccinated record number of people.