Jet Airways had suspended operations on the 19th of April, 2019. After the mentioned day, there were several attempts made to resurrect the fallen airline, all in vain. The debts on this airline amount to crores of rupees, and it’s not an easy task to have it running again.
However, given the current pandemic situation of the world, every airline is facing difficulties. There are arguments both for and against starting an airline in this situation.
A consortium comprising Imperial Capital, Flight Simulation Technique Center (FSTC) along with Big Charter have placed a bid for Jet Airways, whereas the other consortium is led by Kalorck Capital. The FSTC capital consortium have proposed to restart Jet Airways with 5 to 10 aircraft. These aircrafts would primarily be used to serve metropolitan cities within India.
I came across a video made by a former Jet Airways captain, and thought I would share it here.
On a personal note, Jet Airways coming back would be fantastic. The sheer amount of goodwill and memories I have with this airline is what makes me long to see this back in the skies. There are many pilots, employees and even passengers who wish the same.
While there are still a lot of variables to be considered and people to be consulted before this airline can return to the skies, I keep my fingers crossed for the return of this airline.
Illustration by Tanmoy Chakraborty, which I came across here.