Jet Airways To Begin Commercial Flight Operations In September

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Jet Airways, the Indian full-service carrier which has been grounded since April 2019 is now all set to start its commercial flight operations in September.

Jet Airways has begun the process of hiring pilots for Airbus A320 aircraft, Boeing’s 737NG and 737Max planes, as the airline prepares to resume commercial operations in September under the new ownership of Jalan-Kalrock Consortium.

“Good things come to those that wait – Jet Airways will be flying again soon! Inviting pilots who are current and type-rated on the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737NG or MAX aircraft, to apply to join us in creating history as we prepare to relaunch India’s classiest airline,” said, Jet Airways in a Tweet.

Notably, the ailing airline began the process of hiring pilots for Airbus’ A320 planes as well as Boeing’s 737NG and 737Max planes on Tuesday. 

Jet Airways, which received an air operator certificate from aviation regulator DGCA on May 20, has yet to place an order for aircraft with either European Airbus or American aerospace company Boeing.

It is important to note that the airline currently has only one operational aircraft in its fleet, a B737NG. According to the report, the airline has stated that it plans to resume commercial operations in the current fiscal quarter, which ends in September.

Here are some key points regarding Jet Airways’ revival.

  • Jet Airways plans to resume commercial operations in the current fiscal quarter, which ends in September.
  • According to a report by Press Trust of India, citing sources, Jet Airways will initially fly only on domestic routes.
  • Jet Airways will face a new competitor in Akasa Air, which is set to begin operations on August 07 with an inaugural flight on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.
  • The airline has yet to place an order for aircraft with either European planemaker Airbus or American aerospace company Boeing, despite receiving an air operator certificate from aviation regulator DGCA on May 20.
  • The airline currently has only one operational aircraft in its fleet, a B737NG.
  • Jet Airways suspended operations on April 17, 2019, due to financial difficulties, and a consortium of lenders led by the State Bank of India (SBI) filed an insolvency petition in June 2019 to recover outstanding dues totalling over 8,000 crore.
  • The airline’s Committee of Creditors (CoC) approved the resolution plan submitted by a consortium led by the UK’s Kalrock Capital and UAE-based entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan in October 2020.

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