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SpiceJet may take over widebody jets owned by Jet after examination

SpiceJet had a 13.1% share of India's domestic market in April, according to government statistics, behind IndiGo's 49.9% and Air India's 13.9%

Jamie Freed | Reuters  |  Seoul 

Indian budget airline SpiceJet Ltd is examining the prospect of taking over widebody jets previously operated by Jet Airways Ltd, but initial studies show they need significant maintenance work, its chairman said on Saturday. SpiceJet, which operates narrowbody and turboprop planes, does not have firm plans to become a widebody operator with longer-range flights in the wake of Jet's collapse in April, SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh said. "Certainly a gap has been created and there seems to be an opportunity but it is also a business that we don't know very much about. A ...

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First Published: Sat, June 01 2019. 10:26 IST