Indian low cost carrier Spice Jet orders ten Boeing 737s at Asian Aerospace


Nov 15, 2005
Indian budget airline SpiceJet is to order 10 more Boeing 737s, including five of the extra seat capacity 737-900ER.

The airline announced during a press conference at Asian Aerospace in Singapore today that it has agreed to convert its 10 existing 737-800 options into firm orders. This will cover five more 737-800s and its first five 737-900ERs.

It has also placed options on 10 more 737-800s, which again can be switched to the -900ER. Deliveries of the newly ordered aircraft will begin in October 2007 with two 737-900ERs. The remaining aircraft will follow in 2008 and 2009.

SpiceJet, which launched services in May last year, ordered 10 737-800s at the Bangalore Air Show in February 2005 and earlier this month took delivery of its first purchased 737-800 from the manufacturer (pictured below). It already operates five other leased 737-800s.

Flight International