This year Jet Airways saw its situations go from bad to worst. The carrier which was once the ruler of the Indian domestic aviation industry and boasted of being a full service airline hit a wall head first when it failed to secure emergency funds for its operations. This caused the airline to stop international and domestic operations due to the high operational and jet fuel costs involved. However, in its exit from the Indian aviation industry, Jet Airways left slots for the other airlines which the carriers are now grabbing left, right and centre. However, even in this process, some airlines have an upper hand, like IndiGo and SpiceJet, whereas the national carrier, Air India has been a little behind.
Air India Bags 12 Slots
Now, when it comes to bagging slots, Mumbai and Delhi connecting slots are the most valuable, as these two airports handle 60% of all domestic air traffic in India. In the bagging of the former Jet Airways slots, SpiceJet has had the most numbers with a total of 100 slots allocated to it and IndiGo is following next. National carrier, Air India, however, only received 12 slots in the process.
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SpiceJet and Indigo Lead the Way
As per the information available, at Mumbai airport, SpiceJet received 76 Jet Airways slots for its operations, whereas, IndiGo received 52 slots. Go Air, Vistara and Air Asia also received shares in slots 16, 54 and 16 respectively. What was shocking is the fact that Air India did not get a single slot at Mumbai airport. Whereas, in Delhi, the picture was a little different as IndiGo secured the most slots which were 40, and SpiceJet had the second most number of slots that is 24. Go Air, Vistara and Air Asia got 16, 12, and 12 slots respectively. Air India also bagged 12 slots at Delhi airport. In total, Air India has bagged 24 slots of Jet Airways at various airports.