SpiceJet signs order for up to 50 Bombardier Q400 aircraft’s. Largest Ever Q400 Turboprop Order with Bombardier by any airline.
SpiceJet to become the launch customer of the extra-capacity, 90-Seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft. Based on list prices, the order valued at up to US $ 1.7 billion.
“I am sure this fresh order for 50 Q400s will help realise Prime Minister Modi’s vision of ensuring that every Indian can fly, SpiceJet has worked hard to put the smaller towns on the country’s aviation map and will strive do the same in the times to come. SpiceJet operates India’s largest regional fleet and has been a firm believer in the growth story of India’s smaller towns and cities” says Ajay Singh, CMD SpiceJet.
“We are very proud to firm up this agreement with SpiceJet as it is another demonstration of the Q400’s unique versatility. This repeat order will not only increase the Q400 aircraft fleet in the fast-growing regional market in India and in the Asia-Pacific region but will also launch the high-density 90‑passenger model,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
Including SpiceJet’s order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 610 Q400 aircraft.