Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Air Sahara bids to win back market share

India's Air Sahara is seeking to lease 30 more Boeing 737s over the next three years as it works to rebuild market share lost to other airlines in the first half of the year.
Air Sahara president Alok Sharma says that the carrier is already in talks with major leasing companies to lease the aircraft. Its fleet currently comprises 27 aircraft, most of which are 737s and all of which are leased.
Sharma says the 30 additional aircraft it is seeking to lease are for growth purposes and they will be in addition to 10 new 737-800s for which it confirmed an order with Boeing last week. The order was the first for new aircraft in the carrier's history and deliveries are due to begin in 2009.
05/09/06 Nicholas Ionides/Flight International
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