Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet has substantially increased its commitment for Boeing 737s, with a major order for the forthcoming 737 MAX 8. The carrier already has an order for 42 737 MAX 8s on Boeing’s books. The new order, announced Jan. 13, adds a further 100 MAX 8s that were booked at the end of 2016, 13 additional MAXs that Boeing’s had previously attributed to an unidentified customer, plus purchase rights for 50 more aircraft. This takes SpiceJet’s orders ...

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