SpiceJet shares zoom over 9% after airline announces plans to induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft

New Delhi: Shares of SpiceJet zoomed over 9 percent Friday after the airline announced it will induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, a move that will help in bringing down flight cancellations.

The scrip jumped 9.43 percent to Rs 110.80 on the BSE.

On the traded volume front, 59.71 lakh shares were traded on the BSE during the morning trade.

The announcement comes at a time when airfares have been on an upswing across India for the last few weeks due to a sharp decline in the number of flights, primarily caused by grounding of around 90 percent of cash-strapped Jet Airways' 119-aircraft fleet.

 SpiceJet shares zoom over 9% after airline announces plans to induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft

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SpiceJet grounded 12 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in March over safety concerns following an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

"SpiceJet will induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on dry lease and has applied to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to import the aircraft," the airline said.

Under the dry lease, the lessor provides the airline with the aircraft but without any crew member, while under wet lease, the lessor provides the aircraft along with complete crew.

Meanwhile, other listed airlines -- InterGlobe Aviation and Jet Airways (India) -- were also trading with gains of up to 1 percent on the BSE.

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Updated Date: Apr 12, 2019 13:54:59 IST

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