Sources privy to the development have revealed that Jet Airways has identified three A320 Neo and two B737-8 MAX planes to start its operations in India
Jet Airways is all set to resume its second innings after three years and as per the latest development, it has identified five aircraft for start operations in India. Reportedly, three A320 Neo and two B737-8 MAX planes will join the fleet of Jet Airways.
Though the airline has not signed lease agreements with lessors as of now and it is under process. Earlier, it was said that the airline will commence operations in September but now it seems highly unlikely even in October.
With no official word on the fleet structure, Airbus A320neo would be the 1st aircraft to join the airline as Airbus has listed this plane under Jet Airways’ name in its monthly statement. Moreover, the aircraft was spotted flaunting Jet Airways logo at Maastricht Airport. “The image of Airbus aircraft with Jet Airways’ branding is real”, a source confirmed.
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As per the information, the airline is also in process of hiring pilots and cabin staff for both the Airbus and Boeing planes. In a statement to reporters on September 27, the airline stated, “We are very close to finalizing our initial fleet plan in preparation for opening for sale soon and resume of operations in the coming weeks.
There is no ‘deadline’; target dates are set by us alone, and we have always maintained that this is a marathon, not a sprint. We had said we were targeting to establish by October 2022, and we are tracking quite close to that.”
The query sent to Jet Airways elicited no response. Jet Airways had to shut down its operations in 2019 due to worsening financial conditions and rising debt.
Presently, it has been taken over by Murari Lal Jalan, who is a Dubai-based businessman, and Florian Fritsch, Chairman, of Kalrock Capital Management Ltd.