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.

About Spicejet

  • 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-

  1. Air India has 128 planes in their fleet
  2. IndiGo has 230
  3. SpiceJet has 100
  4. GoAir has 49 planes
  5. Air India Express has 25 planes
  6. Vistara has 22 planes
  7. AirAsia India has 21
  8. Alliance Air (is regional subsidiary of Air India) has 20 ATRs for operations.