India’s SpiceJet says it will induct 16 Boeing 737-800 aircraft on dry lease
April 12, 2019: Indian carrier SpiceJet has announced that it will induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on dry lease and has applied to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to import the aircraft.
The airline informs through a statement: 'Subject to regulatory approvals, the aircraft would begin joining SpiceJet fleet in the next ten days.'
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet said: 'This is the first lot of Boeing 737s that we are inducting in our fleet. The sudden reduction of aviation capacity has created a challenging environment in the sector. SpiceJet is committed to working closely with the government authorities to augment capacity and minimize passenger inconvenience.'
The new inductions will not just bring down flight cancellations to nil but also help in SpiceJet's aggressive international and domestic expansion plans.