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SpiceJet to buy 8 more aircraft

R. Ravi Kumar Chennai | Updated on September 29, 2011 Published on September 29, 2011

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SpiceJet plans to increase its fleet strength to 43 aircraft from the current 35, said Mr Neil Mills, CEO, at the company's annual general meeting.

Currently, the airline has 30 Boeings and 5 Bombardier Q 400s. It plans to add 6 Q400s and 2 Boeings by March 2012.

The airline has applied for 10 international destination licences; mostly South-East Asia and CIS countries. By the end of FY 2012-13, it expects the share of international flights to be 10-12 per cent.

Mr Mills said the average fuel tax burden in India is around 23 per cent.

Published on September 29, 2011
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