SpiceJet Expands Fleet, Inducts Three Wet-Leased Boeing 737s

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SpiceJet Expands Fleet, Inducts Three Wet-Leased Boeing 737s
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No-frills airline SpiceJet has expanded its Boeing fleet to 20 aircraft, with the carrier taking delivery of three B-737s from a Czech company on a short term wet-lease.

This is the first fleet expansion after new promoter Ajay Singh took over the reins of SpiceJet in February.

The induction of these planes is part of the airline's plan to lease a total of seven aircraft this month as it would be operating an enhanced flight schedule to meet summer rush.

"The three wet-lease 737s here in Delhi for high-season. Will be flown by Czech pilots," SpiceJet's Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor said in a tweet.

These planes have been wet-leased from TVS, a firm-based out of Czech Republic.

In wet lease, besides aircraft, pilots and crew are included whereas there is only aircraft in dry lease.

Till now, SpiceJet had 17 Boeing 737s and 15 Bombardier Q400s in its fleet.

The carrier has already scaled up the number of its flights to 270 in the current summer schedule from 210 flights operated in the last winter schedule.

Singh took over the reins of SpiceJet from erstwhile promoter the Maran family as part of the airline's revival plan.

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