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IndiGo asks MoCA to extend wet lease period for wide body aircraft

A wide body plane like B777 has a bigger fuel tank than narrow body aircraft like A320, which allows the former to traverse longer distances

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Deepak Patel New Delhi
IndiGo has asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to extend the wet lease period of three B777 wide body aircraft that have been leased from Turkish Airlines to operate more India-Istanbul flights, sources said on Thursday.

Aviation regulator DGCA has allowed India's largest carrier to wet lease the three B777 planes for a period of only six months (the limit mandated under its regulations), sources noted. 

IndiGo had first asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to permit wet leasing of these three planes for up to two years. However, the regulator refused to give any exemption to the airline

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 11:49 PM IST

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