Posted Date: Monday, 4-Mar-2013
Jet Airways has reportedly jumped at the chance to acquire vacant slots in Mumbai, belonging to grounded carrier, Kingfisher.
The airline is said to have approached the aviation ministry with plans to acquire three morning slots and three evening ones, The Times of India reported.
An airline source told media four of the slots would be on domestic services while the remaining two would be on international routes.
The news comes less than a week after the government announced a withdrawal of all domestic and international flying slots belonging to Kingfisher Airlines, due to its indefinite suspension.
The government said it would allowt the slots to other airlines, to fill the 25,000 seats per week.
As well as domestic routes, the slots apply to services operating to Britain, UAE, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In other Jet Airways news, the airline has sold its three pairs of Heathrow slots to Etihad Airways, on a sale and lease back agreement.