Jet Airways is ready to begin its second innings in India after a gap of nearly two and a half years. The airline has already been granted an operating permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Furthermore, it carried out the training of the 1st batch of cabin crew last week at the Gurugram center. With Sanjiv Kapoor at the helm as CEO, Jet Airways will start operations on domestic routes initially, until the airline reaches the twenty aircraft mark required for it to fly internationally.
Kapoor has been an aviation industry veteran as he has occupied leadership roles in multiple airlines like Vistara and SpiceJet. Interestingly, Jet airways will not operate even a single aircraft from its older fleet instead all the planes will be brand new and leased from foreign lessors.
Recently, the airline has introduced a new recruitment portal to hire staff including pilots for Airbus A320, Boeing 737NG & MAX aircraft. This recruitment drive for pilots is a clear indication of the aircraft that will be used by the airline in its new innings in India.
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Ministry of Civil Aviation
Reportedly, Jet Airways has said to the Ministry of Civil Aviation that it intends to add 20 more aircraft by the end of 2024. Moreover, it aims to have 150 aircraft in its fleet by 2030 as told by VK Singh, MoS, Civil Aviation in the Parliament.
Jet, a couple of days back, teased the flyers by declaring the return of ‘Imli Candy’ on its various social media handles. For Jet flyers, it was a highly nostalgic moment and hence they couldn’t hold back from sharing their favorite Imli Candy memory.
Jet Airways was one of India’s most prolific airlines before it stopped operations in April 2019 due to a financial crunch. With Naresh Goyal as Chairman, it was the only airline besides Air India to have flights to the United States with wide-bodied Boeing aircraft.
Before ceasing operations, Jet Airways had the highest seating capacity for international flights among all airlines operating from India.
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