Jet Airways: airport slots will be temporarily assigned
Move to avoid creating an unmanageable situation
To avoid chaos in the aircraft transport sector due to the cessation of all Jet Airways activities, the Indian government will in the next few days form a commission of experts to temporarily assign to the other airlines the slots for take-off and landing in the national airports previously used by the company. At least 280 slots will be made available in Mumbai and another 160 in Delhi, which can be used by Jet Airways rivals who can increase their capacity and exploit this gap to consolidate their presence. In addition to Air India, this situation will benefit especially SpiceJet, which has contacted several leasing companies to be able to use the aircraft previously used by Jet Airways, thus effectively removing the possibility for the company to request them if it resumes flight operations.
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