Indian SpiceJet eyes flights to Turkey

The India-based low-cost airline company SpiceJet plans to start direct flights to Turkey, Vietnam, and Russia, according to Ajay Singh, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SpiceJet.

The company plans to use Boeing 737 MAX jets for their direct flights to these destinations.

“We are looking to begin service to destinations in Turkey, Vietnam, and Russia. The 737 MAX jet gives us the enhanced range to reach destinations on the edges of Asia,” said Singh.

The company will also continue exploring the ‘wide-body’ charter services it operates to Canada and Europe.

“We will be exploring the possibility of establishing long-haul scheduled operations. We are also exploring whether we will be able to induct wide-bodied aircraft on a dry lease basis,” Singh added.

The 737 MAX can fly non-stop to Istanbul, Singapore, Doha, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Kuala Lumpur, Tehran, Salalah, Kunming (China), Krabi, Moscow, and a range of other international destinations from various international airports in India.

Moreover, with one-stop, the aircraft can easily fly to Finland, Norway, Morocco, London, and Amsterdam.

SpiceJet is the only operator of the 737 MAX in India.

At present, the company has 13 of these planes in its fleet.

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