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SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s SpiceJet is set to seal an order for at least 90 new 737 jets from Boeing , two sources said on Thursday, as the low-cost carrier targets an expansion to tap into India’s booming air travel market.
The announcement for the 737 MAX aircraft – which includes at least 42 of the narrowbody jets SpiceJet had previously agreed to buy from Boeing in 2014 – is expected as early as Friday when SpiceJet’s chairman holds a press event in New Delhi, the sources, who were familiar with the matter, said.
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The sources declined to be identified ahead of Friday’s press announcement.
An agreement with SpiceJet, which has a current fleet of 40 planes, would be a much-needed boost for Boeing in India, as its rival Airbus has won record-sized orders with IndiGo, India’s biggest budget airline, as well as a...
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