SpiceJet to hire 150, plans to enter overseas markets

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 13:31

New Delhi: The leading low-cost carrier SpiceJet today said it is planning to hire about 140-150 employees to meet the manpower requirements for the four new aircraft it would add this year, besides flying abroad.

"We will hire about 100 flight attendants and 40 pilots for the four aircraft we plan to acquire this year," SpiceJet chief executive Sanjay Aggarwal said.

The carrier currently has a fleet of 19 Boeing 737s.
The low-cost airline also has plans to enter international destinations later this year.

"We have applied to the regulatory authorities to fly to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Nepal and Bangladesh," Aggarwal said.
The airline will complete five years of operations in May when it will become eligible to fly abroad. As per present regulations, an airline with less than five years of domestic operations is barred from flying overseas.

SpiceJet is also planning to raise up to USD 75 million to fund future growth. "We do not have the board approval for raising the money ...the funds would only be utilised to fund future growth as we have enough money right now," Aggarwal said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 13:31

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