India’s domestic carrier, SpiceJet that flies to key Indian cities including Goa, Varanasi, Kolkatta, Chennai among others has announced that it has placed an order to acquire 30 Boeing 737-800 aircraft for $ 2.7 billion, the deliveries for which will begin from the year 2014. The new orders once delivered, will increase the carrier’s fleet size from the current 21 to 58 aircrafts.
The new aircraft will feature the spacious 737 Boeing Sky Interior with soft blue cover lighting, curving architecture and larger windows that will give a sense of spaciousness in the cabin and comfort for the passengers.
“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 per cent during the current year and to sustain a 12-14 per cent annual growth in the medium-term. This growth will necessitate significant capacity induction and the fresh order announced by us today will ensure that SpiceJet will remain at the forefront of the growth story in the Indian skies,” said Kishore Gupta, Director, SpiceJet.
SpiceJet that connects 19 domestic destinations across India with 141 daily flights is eagerly looking forward to start its international operations from September this year, and is likely to fly to 4 destinations- Male, Kathmandu, Dhaka and Colombo.