Budget airlines SpiceJet on Friday said it has inducted its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft that forms part of a $22 billion purchase deal signed with the American aircraft manufacturer.
"These new aeroplanes will enable us to open new routes, and will dramatically reduce noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Passengers will benefit from a large number of premium seats and, for the first time in India, broadband internet on board," SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh said in a statement.
"India is a fast-growing market for commercial aeroplanes and services," said Boeing Senior Vice President (Commercial Sales and Marketing) Ihssane Mounir.
(With inputs from agencies.)