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SpiceJet orders 205 aircraft from Boeing for Rs 1.5 lakh crores

January 13, 2017 13:17 IST

With the earlier order for 55 planes and additional 100 new 737-8 MAX aircraft, the no-frills carrier now has firmed up the order for a total of 155 planes, besides purchase rights for 50 B737-8 MAX and wide body aircraft.

In one of the biggest deals in the Indian aviation sector, SpiceJet will purchase up to 205 new aircraft from Boeing with the order valued at Rs 1,50,000 crore.

With the earlier order for 55 planes and additional 100 new 737-8 MAX aircraft, the no-frills carrier now has firmed up the order for a total of 155 planes, besides purchase rights for 50 B737-8 MAX and wide body aircraft.

Announcing the deal in New Delhi on Friday, SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said the total order of 205 aircraft is valued at Rs 1,50,000 crore (USD 22 billion).

"This is one of the largest deals in Indian aviation and the largest for SpiceJet," Singh said.

Currently, the budget carrier has 32 next-generation B737s and 17 Bombardier Q400s.

"We are honoured to build upon more than a decade of partnership with SpiceJet with their commitment of up to 205 airplanes," Boeing Company Vice Chairman Ray Conner said.

According to Singh, SpiceJet would explore different options for financing the deal.

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