‘Come back home’: Jet Airways invites ex-cabin crew to rejoin airline

Jet Airways is all set to resume its commercial flight operations in India under its new ownership of the Jalan-Kalrock consortium. The former full service air carrier has received necessary approvals from the Ministry of Home Affairs and DGCA to start its second innings in the country. Prior to operating the flights, Jet Airways began its operational recruitment and asked its former cabin crew members to rejoin the airline. In an ad on Twitter on Friday, the airline said: “There really is nothing like home! Inviting former cabin crew of Jet Airways to come back and join us in relaunching India’s best airline.”

Jet Airways will start its operations with female cabin crew for now and will later hire male cabin crew following Vistara’s hiring model. “For now we are inviting only female crew. We will proceed as soon as the recruitment of male crew starts,” it added.

Aviation regulator DGCA on May 20 granted a re-validated Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to Jet Airways, allowing the airline to resume commercial flight operations. “Our operational hiring begins with the call out to the ex-Jet crew,” airline CEO Sanjeev Kapoor said on Twitter.

“Recruitment for pilots and engineers will start in the coming days, when we will reveal our aircraft choice,” he said. The initial batch of cabin crew members in the airline will consist of only ex-employees.

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In its old avatar, the airline was owned by Naresh Goyal and operated its last flight on April 17, 2019, due to financial crunch. The Jalan-Kalrock consortium is currently the promoter of Jet Airways. The airline intends to resume commercial flight operations in the July-September quarter.

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