Indian budget carrier SpiceJet has finally sealed the deal for over 100 aircrafts valued at around USD 12 billion (over Rs 80,000 crore) by next month.
The low-cost carrier would also buy five aircrafts from Boeing and lease three aircraft from Bombardier this fiscal to increase daily flights and enter into newer international destinations.
"We have significant financial resources to fund the purchase of the aircrafts as we have been profitable for the past few quarters and also have significant ability to use the (credit) limits from banks," added Singh.
SpiceJet plans to tap two to three international destinations in the four to five hour haul from the current presence in six countries including Dubai, Bangkok, Colombo and Maldives.
With a growing fleet of aircrafts which stands at 43 currently, the low cost airlines will also be hiring nearly 600 pilots taking the total to 1,000 in the coming few years.
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