More Bombardier Q400s for SpiceJet
SpiceJet has also signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners and purchase rights on an additional 25 aircraft. “I am delighted to announce this new order for 50 Q400 planes. SpiceJet operates India’s largest regional fleet and is the only organised operator in this space,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. SpiceJet operates a fleet of 35 Next-Generation 737s and 20 Bombardier Q400s. Since 2010, SpiceJet has taken delivery of 15 Q400 aircraft and the airline currently operates 20 Q400 aircraft in a 78-seat configuration to domestic and international destinations. When concluded, this fleet expansion will provide SpiceJet the ability to grow profitably and leverage the robust demand forecast in the world’s fastest growing regional aviation market.