India’s SpiceJet says it will induct 16 Boeing 737-800 aircraft on dry lease


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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: %u201CSubject to regulatory approvals, the aircraft would begin joining SpiceJet fleet in the next ten days.%u201D

Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet said: %u201CThis 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.%u201D

The new inductions will not just bring down flight cancellations to nil but also help in SpiceJet%u2019s aggressive international and domestic expansion plans.