Mumbai- Jet Airways strengthens its fleet with another six Boeing 737 MAX 8. The Indian low-cost operator previously ordered 150 aircraft directly from Boeing, but now leases six additional via the lease company GECAS.

With the new 737 MAX 8s, Jet Airways wants to partially replace the current Boeing 737-800s in its fleet, but the airline is also looking ways to expand its network in Asia.

The six Boeing 737 MAX 8 that are leased via GECAS will arrive at the fleet in June this year. Also, a sale and leaseback arrangement was agreed with the American leasing company, whereby Jet Airways would sell six of its aircraft ordered from Boeing to GECAS and immediately rents them back.