Posted on: 08 November 2010 by Mark Howells
Boeing and SpiceJet have announced an order for 30 737-800s with winglets, with the airline firming up its declared intent to purchase the aircraft in July this year.
This order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website. SpiceJet currently operates a fleet of 24 Boeing 737-800s and 737-900ERs (extended range).
"We are extremely satisfied with the Next-Generation 737 – an aeroplane that is reliable, allows for greater efficiency in maintenance and supports the business plan for low-cost carriers," said Neil Mills, chief executive officer, SpiceJet. "The aviation sector in India is recovering and business and leisure travel is on the rise. With the addition of the new 737s, it will help us expand SpiceJet’s domestic network as well as support the launch of our international destinations."
The aircraft in this order will feature Boeing’s new Sky Interior with sculpted sidewalls and window reveals and larger stow bins as standard fit.