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SpiceJet plans aggressive international, regional expansion

SpiceJet plans aggressive international, regional expansion

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 March 2019 5:50 AM GMT

By Rohit Vaid

Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet plans to aggressively expand its international networks to fly out of the low fare and high fuel price operating environment. According to SpiceJet’s CMD Ajay Singh, the airline plans to aggressively deploy its new 737Max aircraft on international medium-haul routes. The airline is prospecting destinations in China and CIS countries.

Speaking exclusively here, Singh said: “More new destinations will be announced soon. We are looking at destinations in China and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).” “We are getting the 737Max aircraft which is 14 per cent more fuel efficient. It can fly 20 per cent more than other planes. This will help us in adding a few more international destinations; we will decide on them after a market study is completed,” he said adding that destinations like Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are also under the radar.

Last month, the airline announced the introduction of a daily direct flight on Kozhikode-Jeddah-Kozhikode sector from April. Before that it had announced a Hyderabad-Jeddah connection effective from March 25, 2019. Currently, SpiceJet operates to eight international destinations. Besides overseas destinations, the regional sector is another area, where the airline is expanding aggressively. (IANS)

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