Tuesday, October 01, 2019

SpiceJet Begins Removing Business Class From Acquired Jet Airways Aircraft

Now that the peak travel season in India is over SpiceJet has begun removing the business class seats from their acquired former Jet Airways aircraft.
When India’s full-service airline Jet Airways stopped flying back in April due to financial problems, SpiceJet and fellow Indian airline Vistara took the opportunity to acquire some of the troubled airline’s planes.
Not only was this good news for Jet Airways lessors, it could not have come at a better time for SpiceJet. With the peak travel month just around the corner, SpiceJet had just lost the use of 13 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following the worldwide grounding of the type. What the no-frills airline did was immediately procure 30 of Jet Airways’ leased Boeing 737NGs.
When speaking with the Financial Express back in May about the former Jet Airways planes SpiceJet’s CFO Kiran Koteshwar said:
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