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Air India Express fleet to soon have 4 new Boeing 737 to address increased demand

The new aeroplanes will be added by the end of this year to meet the increased demand

Air India Express fleet to soon have 4 new Boeing 737 to address increased demand
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Tata Group-owned Air India Express might soon see the addition of four new Boeing 737s to its fleet.

Currently, the airline has a fleet of 24 aircraft after losing one of its planes in the Kozhikode crash that happened in August 2020.

The new aeroplanes will be added by the end of this year to meet the increased demand.

Since, the aviation industry is now picking up its original pace as Covid restrictions are being eased-off, more passengers are willing to fly, said company source.

Also, as per the airlines, dry leasing is a viable option to enhance capacity for short-term duration.

A query sent to Air India Express did not elicit a response.

Air India Express currently operates to 11 airports in India and 13 abroad with over 100 daily flights.

The induction of four more aircraft will expand the fleet to 28 planes altogether, the source said.

According to another source, the airline had drawn up a business plan in 2018, in which it had envisioned it to be a 50-aircraft company by 2025 as air passenger traffic was booming at that time.

Stating that Air India Express is hiring both cockpit crew and the cabin crew, which is an indication itself of induction of more aircraft (in the short-term), the source said, a walk-in interview for cabin crew has been conducted at Calicut on Tuesday. Also, the airline has already completed one round of walk-in interviews in Delhi and Mumbai.

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