Some positive news for Jet employees

There is finally some good news for all Jet Airways employees left jobless after the airline shut down its operations in April. The rival airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo are looking to hire eligible candidates for several roles, including pilots, managers, cabin crews among others.

SpiceJet alone has decided to hire over 2,000 Jet employees. These employees include pilots, cabin crew and those from airport services and security. The no-frills carrier, as part its expansion programme, has also bought around 22 Jet Airways planes so far.

As per SpiceJet CEO and MD Ajay Singh, the company had recently hired many well-qualified ad professionals. “We will continue to take more Jet staff in the times to come,” he told PTI in an interview, adding the company had hired around 1,100 professionals and planned to appoint 900 more. The crisis in Jet Airways has left space for rival airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo to grab the opportunity. SpiceJet is the third airline — excluding now-defunct Jet — to have a fleet of over 100 aircraft after Air India and IndiGo.

In a recent notification, the airline has also invited applications for ground staff (airport services and aviation security). The minimum qualification for the post is a graduation, and the applicant’s age should be between 18 and 27 years. As per the eligibility criteria, both experienced and freshers can apply for these posts. Those interested in ground staff job can walk into Indian Aviation Academy (NIAMAR Society) in New Delhi on June 4. Here’s more information related to these vacancies in SpiceJet.

Budget carrier IndiGo is also offering jobs to pilots of Jet Airways along with compensation for overdue salaries from the cash-strapped full-service airline. The airline, which is the biggest one in terms of market share in India, is also planning to fill several vacancies, including managers (network planning), senior first officer, engineers, junior technicians, lead cabinet crew, and cabin crew. To know more about these vacancies, log on to the official website of IndiGo ( Go to ‘careers’ option on the website and click on the link mentioning a particular vacancy to check the required experience, education qualification, etc.

Besides, soon after Jet Airways shut down its operations, Air India had hired around 150 cabin crew staff of Jet Airways for its international routes on Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 aircraft. Premium carrier Vistara is also planning to hire around 500–100 pilots and 400 cabin crew — mostly from the grounded Jet Airways. 

Air India Express has also inducted around 25 commanders from the grounded airline’s and plans to induct 20-25 more pilots. Its parent Air India has been discussing an internal proposal to lease five of the 10 Boeing 777s of Jet to expand its international footprint

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