Thursday, June 01, 2017

Jet Airways plans to take on lease up to 8 single aisle aircraft

Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways today said it plans to lease 6-8 single aisle aircraft in the fleet this fiscal. The airline has already leased one B-737NG of these planes this fiscal and the rest will be inducted in the fleet by March next year, the Naresh Goyal-promoted carrier said. The city-headquartered airline currently has 103 aircraft in the fleet, with 69 of them B-737s. “Our new fleet of Boeing B737-Max will come from June next year onwards. This year, we plan to take anything between 6-8 aircraft from the open lease market and induct in the fleet, primarily B 737NGs,” Jet Airways Chief Financial Officer and acting CEO, Amit Agarwal said during a post- earnings analysts call here.
“We have already added one (such) aircraft into the fleet,” he added. Je Airways had, in 2015, announced an order for 75 Boeing 737 Max aircraft as a part of its fleet replacement strategy.
31/05/17 PTI/Financial Express