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Naresh Goyal along with wife Anita to step down from Jet Airways board

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Mumbai: Jet Airways Founder and Chairman Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal will resign from the board of the crisis-hit airline, according to a regulatory filing.

The decision was taken at the airline’s board meeting held here Monday.

 

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In a filing to the stock exchanges, Jet Airways said Naresh Goyal, Anita Goyal and one nominee of Etihad Airways PJSC would step down from the board.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad is a strategic partner with 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways.

 

Jet Airways Founder Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal will resign from board:

 

Naresh Goyal would also cease to be the chairman, the filing said.

 

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Jet Airways, which has been operating for more than 25 years, is grappling with financial crunch and is also looking to raise fresh funds.

The airline has suspended operations on at least 14 international routes till end-April and over 80 planes are on the ground. As many as 54 aircraft have been grounded due to non-payment of lease rentals.

 

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SpiceJet hires 500 employees mostly pilots, cabin crew-ground staff from Jet Airways

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New Delhi: Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has hired as many as 500 pilots, cabin crew, technical and other ground staff in recent weeks with most of them coming from now-grounded Jet Airways.

 

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“As we expand and grow, we are giving first preference to those who have recently lost their jobs due to the unfortunate closure of Jet Airways. We have already provided jobs to more than 100 pilots, more than 200 cabin crew and more than 200 technical and airport staff,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet.

 

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He added that SpiceJet will induct a large number of planes soon.

 

SpiceJet hires 500 employees from Jet Airways mostly pilots, cabin crew-ground staff:

 

The airline on Thursday said it would induct as many as 27 planes in a record time of less than two weeks. The low-cost carrier is the second biggest carrier by domestic market share of 13.7 per cent (as on Feberuary, 2019).

 

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It has a fleet of 48 Boeing 737s, 27 Bombardier Q-400s and one B737 freighter.

The Gurgaon-based carrier has fast captured the traffic by aggressively expanding its fleet. Following the fall of rival Jet Airways, it has bagged most of the grounded carrier’s unused slots.

 

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“SpiceJet has got 24 slots compared to 20 of IndiGo,” an airline industry source said.

 

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