Jet’s loss may be a boon for rivals

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on April 19, 2019 Published on April 19, 2019


Distressed employees of the grounded Jet Airways may take heart in the fact that rival airlines are hiring in a big way.

While low cost carrier Spicejet has hired 500 employees of Jet Airways as part of its plans to induct more aircraft in its fleet soon, Air India has shortlisted 150 cabin crew employees.

Jet Airways has approximately 22,000 employees.

The airline’s announcement of suspension of operations till further notice left the employees in a quandry.

“As we expand and grow, we are giving first preference to those who have recently lost their jobs due to the unfortunate closure of Jet Airways,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Spicejet.

“We have already provided jobs to more than 100 pilots, more than 200 cabin crew and more than 200 technical and airport staff. We will do more. We will also induct a large number of planes in our fleet soon,” Singh added.

“Air India is recruiting air hostesses for 777. The process was started last month and around 540 are shortlisted and their medical examinations are going on. Among shortlisted candidates, around 150 are from Jet Airways,” said Dhananjay Kumar, Spokesperson, Air India.

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Published on April 19, 2019
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