Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) In a significant development, private Indian carrier SpiceJet announced the purchase of 30 Boeing aircraft in the presence of US President Barack Obama here Saturday evening, a senior official said.
SpiceJet has recently signed a deal to purchase 30 Boeing 737-800 state-of-the-art aircraft in a deal worth around $2.8 billion.
SpiceJet will deploy these aircraft, scheduled to be delivered over the next couple of years, on its low-cost services.
The announcement was made by SpiceJet chief B. Kansagara in the presence of Obama, union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and Boeing India president Dinesh Keskar at a function at the Trident Hotel.
This is billed as one of the most important business deals which has been struck as part of the US president’s visit four-day visit to India that began Saturday.