SpiceJet leases two aircraft to tide over Boeing 737 Max crisis

SpiceJet leased two aircraft from a Turkish airline that will help ease a shortage of jets from Saturday, the Indian airline said on Thursday, even as fares continued to rise and travel agents reported an uptick in the number of people making advance booking.

The domestic aviation industry has been hit by a shortage of jets following a ban on the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the type of aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday killing 157 people. The incident, second of its kind in five months, has triggered widespread concerns over the jet’s airworthiness, prompting a worldwide ban on its operation.

“We are in touch with Spicejet and they have said that they are optimising the existing fleet of 64 planes and they are operating more flights than they used to Read More

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