Wednesday, July 26, 2017

'Local airlines likely to induct 384 planes by March 2020'

Domestic scheduled carriers are likely to induct as many as 384 aircraft in their fleet by March 2020, according to information available with the government.

Out of the total, budget carrier IndiGo is expected to add 136 aircraft while full service airline Vistara is likely to induct at least 5 planes during the period, as per details given by civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

National carrier Air India is likely to add 28 aircraft between April this year and March 2020 while full service airline Jet Airways is expected to have another 37 aircraft in its fleet.

Two other budget carriers - SpiceJet and GoAir - plans to add 72 and 52 planes, respectively.

AirAsia India - a joint venture between Malaysian airlines group AirAsia and Tata Sons - is expected to take deliveries of 19 planes.

Turbo Megha, which runs a regional airlines under TrueJet brand, is likely to add 14 aircraft in its fleet during the period.
25/07/17 PTI/DNA