SpiceJet’s cargo division, SpiceXpress has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to better serve the region and open new routes.
The 737-800BCF entered service last year and has an order book of 120 units, with 17 expected to be produced in 2019 to meet customer demand.
The aircraft, the first one to be operated in South Asia is on lease from NGF Alpha, a division of Texas-based aircraft trading and leasing company Spectre Cargo Solutions.
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director of SpiceJet says: “We are expanding the markets we currently serve, particularly in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Bangladesh and the 737-800BCF’s reliability and versatility is helping enable our strategic direction.”
Jordan Jaffe, CEO of Spectre Air Capital says bringing the 737-800BCF to India is exciting, saying: “We have already invested over a quarter billion dollars into our 737NG programme, and are thrilled to put our continuing commitment to work serving great operators like SpiceJet. They join a growing family of customers utilising our diverse product range of freighters.”
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing for The Boeing Company says: “We are excited that SpiceJet has chosen to expand its SpiceXpress operation with the 737-800BCF. This converted freighter gives operators just the right size, operating economics and capabilities to succeed in busy domestic and regional routes.”