India’s Spicejet orders 205 Boeing aircraft

SpiceJet Boeing 737-900ER

Boeing and SpiceJet have signed deal for a commitment for up to 205 aircraft during an event in New Delhi.

Booked at the end of 2016, it includes 100 new Boeing 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet’s current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs, which were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, as well as purchase rights for 50 additional aircraft.

Spicejet chairman and managing director, Ajay Singh says: “With the next generation of 737 and the 737 MAX we are sure that we can be competitive and grow profitably.”

SpiceJet, which is an all-Boeing operator, placed its first order with Boeing in 2005 for Next-Generation (NG) 737s and currently operates 32 737 NGs in its fleet.