Highlights:

  • Jet Airways is all set to resume its domestic flight operation from the first quarter of 2022
  • Jet Airways is working closely with the authorities and airport coordinators to secure slot allocations and other required things
  • In June 2021, a revival plan for Jet 2.0 received final approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)

Following a three years halt, Jet Airways is all set to resume its domestic flight operation from the first quarter of 2022. The Jalan kalrock Consortium, the successful resolution applicant of Jet Airways, issued a statement notifying that it proposes to restart its operations with a flight from New Delhi to Mumbai.

At present, Jet Airways is working closely with the authorities and airport coordinators to secure slot allocations and other required things. Reportedly, for resuming its domestic operation, the company will have to lease a fleet of narrow-body aircraft.

The consortium through a statement stated, “The process of reviving the grounded carrier is on track with the existing Air Operator Certificate (AOC) already under process for revalidation. The consortium is working closely with the relevant authorities and airport coordinators on slot allocation required airport infrastructure, and the night parking.”

Murari Lal Jalan, UAE-based businessman who is the head of the London-based Jalan Kalrock Consortium noted that the airline will commence short international flights by the second half of the year, around the third or fourth quarter. He added, “Our plan is to have 50+ aircraft in 3 years and 100+ in 5 years which also fits perfectly well the short-term and long-term business plan of the consortium.”

The businessman marked that it is for the first time in the history of aviation that an airline grounded for over two years is being revived. In April 2019, the airline closed its operation on the grounds of the financial crisis. However, prior to its shut down, Jet Airways was one of the premier airlines operating in the country. Moreover, in June 2021, a revival plan for Jet 2.0 received final approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

On the matter of fresh hiring, the CEO of Jet Airways, Sudhir Gaur commented, “Jet Airways has already hired 150+ full-time employees on its payroll and we are looking to onboard another 1000+ employees FY 2021-22 across categories.” He further mentioned that the hiring activities will continue in a phased manner in an effort to meet the airline’s operation requirements.

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