Edealinfo - thanks but airfleets have proven time and time again that it is not a reliable source of information. I previously had a different aircraft MSN for VT-TGC but I believe 39069 is the correct MSN and is in service with Vistara not Spicejet (and why would SpiceJet take an aircraft with a Vistara series registration)
From information that I have I am pretty confident I have this right - though open to be proven wrong at a later stage.
For Example - Airfleets shows two aircraft with the registration VT-SYO and VT-SYR in service presently with SpiceJet - which is obviously impossible.
Ok, you know more in this area so go with what you deem best. But thanks for letting me know about airfleets as I had no idea.
Bottomline point is that it seems that SpiceJet has grabbed most of the 737-700 and 737-800 leaving no more (or not many anyway) for Vistara, which had previously only signed on for 10 ( or 11 ) 737-800 NGs in total.......... and which then subsequently expressed that they need more aircraft to meet the demand.
However, there are also available ex-Jet 737-900 NG. What are the dangers, if any, to get the, the 737-900 over the 737-NG, other than perhaps more seats on the plane and a higher lease rate for a larger aircraft? Couldn't Vistara use the 737-900 NG on its BOM routes where all airlines are limited by slots? Here are the ex-Jet 737 -900s based on UKFLYER's list. I am surprised that SpriceJet picked (so far) just 1. On the other hand, these aircraft (below) are all 10 years or older (some even over 15 years) so maybe Vistara ruled them out right off the bat.
of 3 re-registered aircraft, 1 currently placed
VT-JGC - 30412 - To SpiceJet as VT-SYL
VT-JGD - 33740 - Stored
VT-JLH - 35223 - Stored as OE-IDW
VT-JLJ - 35225 - De-Reg Complete - Stored
VT-JBY - 35227 - Stored as OE-IDZ
VT-JBZ - 36539 - De-Reg Complete - Stored