Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced that it will add five additional 90-seater Bombardier Q400s to its fleet. Three of the aircraft will join the fleet in the next 10 days while the remaining will be inducted in June.
SpiceJet was the launch customer of the 90-seat Q400. The airline placed an order for 50 of the type back in September 2017. With these five aircraft, SpiceJet’s Q400 fleet will be at 32 aircraft.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet
“As part of our efforts to augment capacity and minimize passenger inconvenience, SpiceJet will induct five more Q400s in addition to the 16 B737s we announced last week. The sudden reduction of aviation capacity should in no way hamper air connectivity to the smaller towns and cities of India and as the country’s largest regional operator, SpiceJet will make all possible efforts in this direction.”
SpiceJet has the most number of flights under the UDAN regional connectivity scheme with 33 daily flights.