SpiceJet plans to operate wide-body planes

SpiceJet plans to induct wide-body planes early next year and is looking at various options as the budget airline steers ahead with its ambitious expansion plans, according to a senior official.

The low-cost carrier is looking at options from Boeing and Airbus.

An industry source said that SpiceJet might bid for Air India's wide-body operations in case the government puts up domestic and international operations for sale separately.

Currently, SpiceJet operates only Boeing and Bombardier planes.

The airline official said that a final decision on wide-body aircraft is yet to be taken and various options are being considered. The idea is to operate long haul non-stop flights next year, the official added.

"We continue to assess business opportunities and such discussions are an ongoing process," a SpiceJet spokesperson said.