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India’s Jet Airways Back For Another Life, Cleared To Fly

2 years ago

India’s civil aviation regulator cleared Jet Airways to resume operations, allowing what was once the country’s largest airline to operate commercial flights.

Jet Airways ceased flying in April 2019, buckling under the weight of an aggressive expansion strategy and what were called at the time operational missteps and a heavy debt load. The carrier first scaled back its international flights before declaring insolvency.

Numerous attempts were made to revive the brand in the last three years. A consortium of investors led by UK-based Jalan-Kalrock last year won approval to invest in the airline and restore its route network.

Details on the route network remain unclear, according to Reuters. Jet Airways said it started proving flights for its fleet on May 17 and is hiring staff.