The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on May 20 issued Jet Airways ian air operator licence. The airline will be able to continue commercial flight operations as a result of this.
“Aircraft and fleet plan, network, product and customer value proposition, loyalty program, and other details will be unveiled in a phased manner over the coming weeks,” said CEO Sanjiv Kapoor in a statement.
“Additional senior management appointments will be unveiled next week and hiring for operational roles will also now commence in earnest, with former Jet Airways staff getting preference wherever possible,” he added.
In July-September, the domestic carrier hopes to launch its first regular flight from Delhi to Mumbai. Jet Airways has nine planes in its fleet: five Boeing 777s and four Boeing 737s.
According to a senior airline executive, the airline plans to fly select flights from July to September. And progressively build up services to ease the transition to long journeys in 2022-23.
Furthermore, from July through September, Jet Airways expects to operate daily flights between Delhi and Mumbai. Also,it will continue five weekly flights to Bengaluru and three to Chennai. According to officials, the airline expects to begin running three weekly flights to Hyderabad and Jaipur after that.
Jet Airways has finished all of its “proving flights” on May 17. The DGCA’s process for introducing a new aircraft type into an airline’s fleet includes a proving flight. The flight allows operators to show the DGCA that the airline can conduct a flight securely and in accordance with the laws and regulations.
Jet already employs around 150 people and is in talks with vendors, along with lessors, about relaunching the company. It ceased operations in April 2019 due to financial losses and debt.
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