SpiceJet: 4th Indian Airline to have 100 aircraft fleet
No-frills airline SpiceJet became fourth Indian airline to have a 100 aircraft in its fleet after a recent induction of a Boeing 737 which became its 100th plane. The other three domestic airline with 100 Aircraft fleet are national carrier Air India, now grounded Jet Airways and IndiGo.
- It is a Gurugram-based budget carrier (No-frills airline). It has an aircraft fleet of 30 Bombardier Q-400s, 68 Boeing 737s and two B737 freighters.
- At present SpiceJet on an average operates 575 daily flights to around 62 destinations 53 domestic and 9 international. It last one month alone the airline has added some 23 planes.
- SpiceJet is a key player in Union government’s regional connectivity scheme called UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) as it operates 42 flights per day to and from various regional destinations.
- In 2015, SpiceJet placed an order for 205 aircraft with Boeing (US) worth $22 billion which was followed by order for 50 Bombardier Q400 planes worth $1.7 billion.
Other Indian Domestic Carriers
Eight main domestic carriers in India together have 595 planes in their fleet at the moment. They are-
- Air India has 128 planes in their fleet
- IndiGo has 230
- SpiceJet has 100
- GoAir has 49 planes
- Air India Express has 25 planes
- Vistara has 22 planes
- AirAsia India has 21
- Alliance Air (is regional subsidiary of Air India) has 20 ATRs for operations.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
Topics: Boeing 737s • Bombardier Q-400s • Indian Aerospace Industry • Indian Aircraft with 100 fleet • Indian Domestic Carriers • Regional connectivity scheme • SpiceJet • UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik)