Indian carriers add wings to fleet on demand surge


Indian carriers will induct one aircraft every alternate day in the remaining months of the year to boost capacity in anticipation of record demand in the upcoming travel season.  

The expansion plan of each airline, without being fully subjected to availability of pilots to fly the aircraft, is to double down the efforts for aircraft procurement even if it includes paying steeper lease rentals.

At least 60 aircraft by five airlines are set to be inducted and pressed into service between now and end of FY24, which will not only bring in incremental capacity, but will take care of fresh cases of aircraft groundings and to fill up the void created by Go First.