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SpiceJet plans to boost capacity by 40% and increase fleet to 40 in 2011

28-Jan-2011 10:39 AM

SpiceJet reportedly plans to boost capacity by approximately 40% in 2011, focus its expansion on domestic routes and may add up to two more international destinations (Bloomberg, 27-Jan-2011). The carrier will increase its fleet to 40 aircraft in 2011 from 25 and hopes to double this by 2013. As part of this plan the carrier will receive 15 Bombardier Q400 turboprops in the 13 months beginning Jun-2011, according to SpiceJet’s Chief Commercial Officer, Samyukth Sridharan. It will also add seven Boeing aircraft in 2011 after ordering 30  B737s and 30 Q400s in 2010.