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New Boeing 737-800 joins SpiceJet fleet

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) With induction of a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in its fleet, SpiceJet has increased its passenger seat capacity from 7,500 seats to over 9,000 seats a day, leading to an effective increase in daily flights from 36 to 49 flights.

The aircraft, which arrived here today from Seattle in the United States, will be operational from May 10.

With the sixth aircraft in place, SpiceJet now offers a new flight between Mumbai and Hyderabad. In addition, Mumbai also gets second flight to Chennai. The low-cost carrier is also introducing additional flights on Delhi-Hyderabad-Chennai and Delhi-Jammu-Srinagar sectors.

SpiceJet's director Ajay Singh said the airline intends to add five more aircrafts by year-end and about 20 aircrafts in next three years. With new aircraft, the airline also intends to increase its passenger market share from existing six to 10 per cent by end of financial year 2006-07.

SpiceJet operates its services in the 11 destinations of Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Jammu, Srinagar, Chennai and Hyderabad utilising modern B737-800 new generation aircraft with an all economy configuration of 189 seats.


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