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New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said that it will induct 10 Boeing aircraft in its fleet and increase capacity on its network in view of rising air travel demand.

“The airline has already signed a lease agreement for the ten planes which will start joining the fleet from September 2023. These ten B737’s include five 737 Max aircraft,” SpiceJet said in a statement.

The airline said that in the intervening period it is working on restoring and reviving its grounded aircraft which will start returning back to service soon.

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “There has been a significant surge in passenger demand, and we are hopeful that this trend of increased demand will continue in the latter part of the year as well. Accordingly, SpiceJet has been planning capacity addition to cater to the growing needs of the Indian aviation market.”

He further said, “We will be inducting ten B737 aircraft between September-October 2023. The induction of these planes, which coincides with the peak travel season in India, will help us launch new routes and strengthen our presence on existing ones.”

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