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SpiceJet leases 3 Boeing 737s to cater to summer rush

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 12: Budget carrier SpiceJet has taken delivery of three B-737s from a Czech company on a short-term wet-lease to cater to the summer rush. The new arrivals expand the SpiceJet Boeing fleet to 20 aircraft. “The three wet-lease 737s here in DEL for high-season. Will be flown by Czech pilots,” chief operating officer Sanjiv Kapoor said in a tweet, of the first fleet expansion after new promoter Ajay Singh took control of SpiceJet in February. While wet-leasing of an aircraft includes pilot and crew, dry-lease is only of the aircraft. The induction of these planes is part of Spicejet’s plan to lease a total of seven aircraft this month to meet the anticipated summer travel rush. The company has increased the number of its flights to 270 in the current summer schedule from 210 flights operated during the winter. (IANS)

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