Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Asia, India, Miscellaneous Spotting | Posted on 12-03-2014
A large order has come from Spicejet at the India Aviation 2014 event for 42 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
This brings the total umber of Boeing aircraft operated or on order by Spicejet to 90, including the 737-800, -900ER and now the MAX variant.
“SpiceJet greatly values the ties we have built over the years with Boeing. The Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, the mainstay of the fleet ever since SpiceJet started operations, have vindicated our choice by their endurance, reliability and cost effectiveness,” said S.L. Narayanan, Group CFO for The Sun Group. “The induction of Boeing 737 MAX will further modernize our fleet, improve customer experience, and ensure that we operate the most efficient fleet well into the future.”
First flight of the new MAX is scheduled in 2016 with deliveries to customers beginning in 2017. Already a market success, the 737 MAX has accumulated more than 1,800 orders to date and will have 8 percent lower per-seat operating costs than the future competition.