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SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 Dash 8 VT-SUB lands at Kempegowda airport Bangalore. Photo by Vedant Agarwal. All rights reserved.
SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 Dash 8 VT-SUB lands at Bangalore. Photo by Vedant Agarwal.

SpiceJet adding five Bombardier Q400s to capitalize on Jet’s collapse

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.

The airline is attempting to increase its market share in the wake of the Jet collapse. It had previously announced that it would be adding 16 Boeing 737s to its fleet.

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.

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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