SpiceJet Sets Sights On More International Routes To Keep Fleet Busy

As SpiceJet firms up plans to induct new Boeing aircraft, the Gurugram-based airline is eyeing more international routes to keep its expanding fleet busy.

The airline has sought permission from the aviation ministry for more rights to fly to Dhaka from Indian cities, as well as operate flights on other key routes where it hopes to begin service in the coming months. In a letter to the aviation ministry, the airline said it plans to operate flights to Dhaka from Chennai and Delhi with the addition of the new Boeing 737 Max. Delivery of the airplane will start in August.

The airline also said it will upgrade its Kolkata-Dhaka flight from a 78-seat Bombardier Q400s to a 186-seat Boeing 737. “They have asked us to look at increasing India’s bilateral flying entitlements if the current quota does not have enough for them to add flights.

Not just Bangladesh, they have plans for other international destinations too,” said an aviation ministry official, who did not want to be named.  Read More

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