Jet Airways launches its first proving flight, one of the final steps in regaining its air operator’s licence and resuming commercial operations after a three-year absence.
On May 15, 2022, a special flight was launched from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM). A Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the registration VT-SXE was used for the investigation flight.
The airline’s test flight, which took place on May 5, 2022 from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (HYD), used the same aircraft.
According to Indian media, the Indian airline would conduct a second probing trip in two days, citing a source at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The airline initially planned to resume operations in the first quarter of 2022, but now plans to fly in the third quarter, July-September 2022.
Jet Airways discontinued operations in April 2019 after declaring bankruptcy. Kalrock Capital and the Murari Lal Jalan consortium have since purchased the airline. The new owners were granted permission by an Indian court in June 2021 to resurrect the defunct airline.
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