Jet Airways is preparing for a strong comeback by the first half of 2022 after being grounded for three years, shows the airline’s recent hiring ad. In a tweet on its official handle, Jet Airways has called the applicants to apply for experienced trainers, captains and co-pilots for immediate joining. The airline has specified the aircraft type as Boeing 737 NG, indicating that the first Jet Airways flights to be operational would be these narrow-body aircraft.
Jet Airways has shared its official mail ID to which the candidates have to send their resumes in the advertisement. The airlines’ tweet mentioned that special benefits would be provided to the hired staff.
Meanwhile, Jet Airways has already hired Nakul Tuteja as Vice President for HR and Admin and Waleed Ali as VP- Products & Services, quoted an article by The Hindu. There are also rumours that the position of Chief Financial Officer is filled, and the company is now awaiting to close its Chief Executive Officer post. Tuteja is an aviation veteran who has worked with IndiGo and GoFirst (former Go Air).
Another source has confirmed that Jet Airways has hired Priyapal Singh as its ‘accountable manager’, who is also a seasoned pilot. Singh, who took charge in January, met the aviation regulatory authority, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and discussed issues relating to the Jet Airways revival.
Jet Airways 2.0 to Come Back as a Full-Service Carrier
Jet Airways is most likely to start domestic operations as a full-service carrier with six narrow-body planes, Boeing 737 NG. The airline is now owned by the Murari Lal Jalan-Kalrock consortium from the Nepal Airlines Corporation. The consortium comprises British investor Kalrock Capital Management and UAE-based entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan.
Jet Airways had submitted a revival plan last June 2021 to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for the grounded airline, which was approved subject to a few conditions. Following its approval, the airlines formed a seven-member monitoring committee which is now managing the day-to-day operations of Jet Airways till the insolvency resolution is complete. Jet Airways, India’s oldest private airline, was grounded on April 17, 2019, after it ran out of financial resources and its support systems refused to inject more cash for its sustenance. It was led by the founder Naresh Goyal for over 25 years.