NEW DELHI: January 13, 2017. India's low-cost carrier SpiceJet has ordered 100 B737 MAX aircraft in addition to orders and purchase rights for a further 105 airplanes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The airline currently operates express cargo and passenger services to 45 destinations, 39 in India including the port city of Mangalore, plus Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai, Kabul, Male and Muscat with a fleet of 32 Next-Generation 737s and Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Mangalore is also the latest destination for Jet Airways, member of Etihad Airways Partners, when it begins daily B737-800 service from New Delhi this month to link North and Northeast India to its international network that includes London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Jet Airways chief commercial officer Jayaraj Shanmugam commented: "While we already have one of the most extensive domestic networks in the industry connecting 46 cities, we're constantly striving to enhance it further." In this case, the new service will have a daily capacity of nearly five tonnes, he added.
The airline also operates daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Dubai, and Mumbai from Mangalore.