SpiceJet to start Odisha operations this year

Bhubaneswar: SpiceJet said that the airlines will begin its Odisha operations later this year. This was announced by SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh in a press conference in New Delhi on Friday.

“We will begin our Odisha operations this year and talks in this regard with the State government have been encouraging”, Singh said.

In one of the biggest aircraft orders by an Indian airline, SpiceJet announced it will buy up to 205 Boeing planes worth $22 billion (Rs 1.5 lakh crore).

Singh, who brought the airline back from the verge of closure two years back, said the order is a firm one for 155 Boeing 737-8 Max and 50 purchase rights for wide body long haul planes like Dreamliner and the B-737s.

“Our turnaround story has been one which has very few parallels in the world today and we are proud of it. SpiceJet has achieved seven consecutive quarters of profit, highest on time performance and lowest cancellation and a record load factor of over 90% every month for 20 months in a row,” said Singh.