The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, the new promoters of the troubled Jet Airways, announced on Thursday that the airline is working with DGCA India to restart the scheduled services soon. The consortium announced in a statement that “Restart activities are moving smoothly.”
Team Jet Airways 2.0 said;
“We are working closely with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on the approval process and timelines for proving flight, following which the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Jet Airways will be re-validated. The resumption of scheduled services will follow soon thereafter.
Restarting an airline is a complex exercise that must be done meticulously, in coordination with the Regulatory Authorities and we are well underway with the process.
The timeline reflects the typical duration of an AOC process however we fully expect to have the proving flight and AOC well in advance of the filed timelines.
It should be noted that the extension of the timeline has nothing to do with where aircraft are registered and deregistered or the cost of leasing. Further, there is no regulatory requirement of taking an aircraft outside India for the purposes of re-registration.
We are working with multiple aircraft lessors as well as aircraft manufacturers to source aircraft that will be inducted into the Jet Airways fleet over the next three to five years.”
The Jalan Kalrock Consortium and the Management Team is committed to the revival of Jet Airways and is working towards delivering safe and quality services to air travellers in India and abroad.
According to media reports, the Jalan-Kalrock consortium has requested an extension of two months to complete the regulatory criteria to reactivate Jet Airways’ air operator certificate and has filed an application with the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in this regard.
It is worth mentioning here that the deadline to resurrect the airline is going to end on 22nd March 2022. Jet Airways suspended operations in April 2019 due to a liquidity shortage.