According to latest news, SpiceJet is taking six Boeing 737-800 model aircraft on lease from BOC Aviation, a Singapore based company. As per the statement made by a BOC Aviation spokesperson, the first aircraft has already been delivered to SpiceJet and the balance of rest five is to be delivered next year. Since the model is yet to take off from various domestic locations in India, you can wait if you want to book air tickets for travelling in a Boeing 737 model. The configuration of this model is all-economy with 189 seats.
SpiceJet officials had already signalled last month that the airline has planned to make seven additions to its fleet of Boeing 737 model in this financial year as it is expanding its international and domestic operations. Though officials have not said anything about when the model will be ready to take off and when SpiceJet ticket booking for it would be available.
The airline currently operates to 10 international destinations, and it is looking towards Iraq, China and Thailand markets. This budget carrier owned by Kalanithi Maran had added 8 Bombardier Q400s and 4 Boeing aircraft to its fleet size of 54 in recent past. The total fleet includes mostly Boeing model aircraft with only 15 Bombardiers.
While counted amongst the top aircraft leasing companies today, the portfolio of BOC Aviation Company includes 231 owned and maintained aircraft. All the aircraft are into operation by 56 airlines and 33 nations globally. With the average age of all its aircraft being four years approximately, another 106 aircraft are yet to be delivered by the company on a confirmed order to different airline companies worldwide.
According to the CEO and Managing Director of BOC Aviation, the company is growing its fleet and strengthening its position in the market with SpiceJet becoming an addition to its increasing client base.