Collapsed Jet Airways’ ex-partners, rivals scramble to fill capacity void


Former partners and rivals of Jet Airways Ltd are launching replacement routes and looking for new codeshare partners as they scramble to fill a lucrative gap left by the collapse of India’s once-largest international airline.

Jet, which halted operations on April 17 after running out of cash, had a market share of around 12 percent on international flights to and from India in 2018, according to government statistics, outstripping even national carrier Air India.

In Jet’s absence, cash-strapped Air India is the only Indian carrier that operates widebody jets capable of non-stop flights to Europe and the United States, although the Vistara joint venture owned by Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Ltd has 6 Boeing Co 787s on order due for delivery from next year.

With international airfares spiking by up to 36 percent in May and June according to data from travel portal Yatra.com, Jet’s former partners, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines Inc Read More

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