Jet Airways has received the necessary approvals to resume operations. The country’s aviation authority, the DGCA, has given the airline that was suspended due to financial difficulties an Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
The AOC has cleared the door for the airline to relaunch with new capital, ownership, and management, as well as begin scheduled commercial flights in India.
Jet Airways said in a statement that it plans to resume commercial operations in the following quarter of this year (July-September 2022).
The AOC was the last step in a lengthy regulatory and compliance process that included multiple procedural checks to ensure the airline’s operational preparedness.
The procedure ended with the airline successfully conducting a series of proving flights with senior DGCA officials on board between May 15 and 17, 2022.
According to the announcement, the DGCA’s trust in Jet Airways’ operational readiness has been reaffirmed by the AOC.
“In the past, Jet Airways’ tagline was ‘The Joy of Flying.’ We are overjoyed to announce that The Joy is returning.
"We are grateful to have received the revalidated AOC, which is the result of months of hard work by a fantastic and dedicated team that never wavered in their belief that Jet Airways would fly again, backed by the Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, the Resolution Professional, and a committee of creditors who were equally determined to see Jet fly again," said Chief Executive Officer Sanjiv Kapoor.
Over the next weeks, the aircraft and fleet strategy, network, product and customer value proposition, loyalty programme, and other features will be revealed in stages.
Additional senior management appointments will be announced next week, and operational hiring will begin in earnest, with former Jet Airways employees given preference whenever possible, according to the business.
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