Jet Airways will return to becoming a full-service carrier in the Summer of 2021. The consortium led by Murari Lal Jalan and Kalrock Capital is responsible for the revival of the carrier with a fresh set of processes and systems to ensure greater efficiency and productivity across all routes. As per the plan, Jet Airways will operate all of its historic domestic slots in India and restart international operations. If the consortium receives regulatory approvals on time, Jet Airways will be back in the skies by 2021.
Sub-hubs for Jet Airways in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in the works
Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru will remain hubs for Jet 2.0. The revival plan also suggests support for Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities by creating sub-hubs which will help boost their economies. Other plans for Jet 2.0 include increasing cargo services to include dedicated freighter service, a market currently underserved by any Indian carrier.
Commenting on the revival of the airline, Manoj Narender Madnani, Board Member of Jalan Kalrock Consortium said, “Jet Airways has been a brand with a glorious history of over 25 years, and it is the vision of the Consortium to put Jet Airways back in the skies at the earliest opportunity. We aim to re-energise the brand by infusing energy, warmth, and vibrancy into it while making it bigger and better. Over the years, the brand has created loyal customers and we wish to bring in freshness by adding value – an Indian brand with a global outlook, warm yet professional which symbolizes the New India, Young India. With the revival of Jet Airways, it will restore the confidence among the Jet customers to fly again and experience its world-class facilities.”