India’s SpiceJet Ltd said on Friday it will prioritize hiring employees of Jet Airways Ltd who are losing their jobs after the crisis-hit Indian airline halted all flight operations indefinitely this week. “We have already provided jobs to more than 100 pilots, more than 200 cabin crew and more than 200 technical and airport staff,”
Aviation in India has attracted entrepreneurs like moths to a flame but only a few have managed to survive and thrive in a sector which has become the graveyard of all kinds of airline business models − budget, full service and hybrid. Kingfisher was one of the biggest private initiatives but it failed.
Indian Immigration authorities on Saturday stopped former Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal and his wife from travelling to London, an official said, a month after the debt-laden company grounded its fleet.
A businessman who mockingly threatened to hijack a plane to persuade his lover to quit her airline job and settle with him has been sentenced to life by an Indian anti-terrorism court.
Several hundred staff gathered outside the airline's headquarters in Mumbai on Thursday, chanting "We want justice" and "Please save Jet Airways."