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Jet Airways expects to close order for 75 narrow-body planes this month

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

is likely to close the order for another 75 narrow-bodied planes by the end of this month, of the said today.

"We hope to close deal with one of the manufacturers here shortly," Dube said at the sidelines of the show.

The deal is likely to be finalised by March 31.

In October last year, the airline's had said that the carrier could purchase another 75 aircraft to help it expand in the fast growing domestic market.

The full has already placed order for 75 737 Max aircraft and their delivery is expected to commence by July-August.

Dubey also said the has not officially cancelled its order for 787.

Currently, Group has a fleet of 119 aircraft, comprising 777-300 ERs, A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s.

Most domestic carriers have ambitious plans to expand their fleet amid high growth and rising demand in the sector.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:55 IST