Thursday, February 09, 2006

Boeing - Boeing, SpiceJet Celebrate Delivery of First Next-Generation 737-800

Seattle: The Boeing Company and New Delhi-based SpiceJet today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first Next-Generation 737-800 with Blended Winglets, the first of 10 737-800s ordered.
The order, which includes options for 10 additional airplanes, was originally announced by the airline at the Aero India Air Show in February 2005. "The induction of the 737-800s into our fleet is a key element in offering comfortable and reliable service for our customers," said SpiceJet Board Director Bhulo Kansagra.
"The superior operating economics and unmatched reliability of the Next-Generation 737 will provide the cost-saving performance that supports our low-cost structure." SpiceJet, one of India's newest start-up private carriers, will use a single-class seating configuration for 189 passengers on its short and medium-haul flights within in India. The airline will receive three additional 737-800s in 2006, with the remaining six to be delivered in 2007. SpiceJet first began service in May of 2005 with three leased Boeing 737-800s.
Centre for Aviation
Feb 09/06