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‘Coming Back Soon’: Jet Airways CEO On Airline’s 25th Anniversary

Jet Airways has been hiring people for positions ranging from CXO to pilots and trainers (Image used for representation.)

Jet Airways has been hiring people for positions ranging from CXO to pilots and trainers (Image used for representation.)

Jet Airways is expected to resume operations in the September quarter

After a hiatus of three years, Jet Airways is all set to be back in business. Having closed its operations in April 2019, the airline is “coming back soon”. Sanjiv Kapoor, the chief executive officer at Jet Airways, shared a post on Twitter announcing the comeback on the occasion of the airline’s 25th anniversary in service.

Sharing an image commemorating ’25 years of Joy of Flying’, Sanjiv Kapoor wrote, “If there is one airline that can bring back the Joy of Flying, it is the airline that had brought it to you for 25 years. You cannot beat the experience of the real thing! Jet Airways. Coming back soon!”

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It is expected that the airlines will resume operations in the September quarter.

Jet Airways got a green signal from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in June last year when Jalan Kalrock Consortium placed the winning bid and took over the airlines. Since then, Jet Airways has been on a hiring spree, calling for people for positions ranging from CXO to pilots and trainers.

Amid the makeover, Sanjiv Kapoor, who was appointed to the CEO position in April this year, announced that Jet Airways will be adopting a hybrid of premium and no-frills services model. A hybrid model is the one where the flight will foster both business and economy class. The airline will have a two-class configuration where business class passengers will be offered services including free meals, its new CEO said, quoted Bloomberg. The economy class will, however, be modeled similar to low-cost carriers where flyers pay for meals and other services, he said, the agency mentioned.

Before Jet Airways halted its services, it was headquartered in Mumbai. But now, they have shifted their headquarters to Gurugram. However, the airline will continue to have a strong presence in Mumbai as well, the company stated earlier. Initially, the airlines plan to induce 50 carriers in three years, which will increase to more than 100 in five years.

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first published:April 28, 2022, 18:39 IST