Friday, March 17, 2017

SpiceJet to lease in capacity for RCS routes

SpiceJet(SG, Delhi Int'l) is planning to lease in up to ten unspecified aircraft as part of its plans to participate in the Indian government's Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

Chairman Ajay Singh told India's Live Mint news in an interview that the aircraft would be phased in over the next one-and-a-half years.

Flights under the RCS, aimed at stimulating traffic to India's underserved Tier II and III airports through a system of financial and operating incentives, should begin by June or July, Singh added.

While he did not identify which RCS routes SpiceJet had applied for, the paper quoted a government source as saying they are in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
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