India’s premier carrier, SpiceJet is all set to expand its fleet size from the current 21 to 58 planes for it will soon order 30 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The deliveries for the new set of Boeing 737-800 aircraft will begin from 2014, while it is also expecting another 7 to be dispatched by 2012. The new aircraft will feature spacious interiors with soft blue lighting, curving architecture, larger window, larger stowage bins, where passengers can store their luggage closer to their seats.
The airline that currently operates 141 flights daily to 19 cities including Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi, Mumbai among others has announced its Quarter One of 2010 results wherein its net profit was up at Rs 55.2 crore, as against Rs 26.3 crore in the previous year.
At present, the Gurgaon-based carrier operates with a fleet of 21 Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 aircraft.
Kishore Gupta, interim CEO, 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 per cent during the current year and to sustain 12-14 per cent annual growth in the medium-term. The growth will necessitate significant capacity induction.”