SpiceJet, India’s Low cost airline has inducted two Airbus A320 aircraft on wet lease effective 14th February, 2020. The aircraft have been inducted from BH Air, a Bulgarian-registered airline based in Sofia.
Until now the entire SpiceJet fleet had been made up of Boeing and Bombardier aircraft including 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which have been grounded since March last year.
The Airbus A320 aircraft have been inducted after seeking regulatory approvals from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
An annoucement on the SpiceJet website read ‘With the latest induction, SpiceJet fleet now stands at 121. Despite facing an unprecedented crisis following the grounding of the 737 MAX in March last year, SpiceJet grew by close to 60% in 2019. The airline has added more than 40 planes to its fleet since April 2019.’
The move can only be more bad news for Boeing, with still no set date for the return of its 737Max.