New Delhi, Nov 14: With the induction of the first Boeing 737-900 aircraft into its fleet, SpiceJet today became the operator of the largest aircraft in the domestic sky.
SpiceJet Ltd Executive Chairman Siddhanta Sharma said, '' The Boeing 737-900 ER will help us make available greater seating capacity in popular sectors helping resolve slot constraints by accommodating higher loads.'' ''Its low operation cost, in addition to its enhanced seating capacity, will also help us become more profitable,'' he added.
He said SpiceJet would induct four more such aircraft into its fleet by September next year.
Mr Sharma said the new aircraft, with a seating capacity of 212, would fly on the high density traffic, long distance routes on the SpiceJet network. It would initially be deployed on the carrier's existing Delhi-Goa-Mumbai route starting today.'' ''Earlier, we thought we were missing out on 15 per cent of air passengers because of low seating capacity, hence came the decision of including the Boeing 737-900,'' he added.
The aircraft also features the state-of-the-art flight deck systems such as Head-UP Display(HUD), Global Positioning Landing System, Vertical Situation Display, lower noise levels and increased belly space for cargo.