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Jet Airways' ex-partners, rivals scramble to fill India capacity void

In October, Virgin Atlantic will launch Mumbai-London, while Delta will fly from Mumbai to New York from December, in a sign it will take months to replace Jet's non-stop capacity.

Reuters  |  SEOUL 

Former partners and rivals of Jet Airways Ltd are launching replacement routes and looking for new codeshare partners as they scramble to fill a lucrative gap left by the collapse of India's once-largest international airline. Jet, which halted operations on April 17 after running out of cash, had a market share of around 12 percent on international flights to and from India in 2018, according to government statistics, outstripping even national carrier Air India. In Jet's absence, cash-strapped Air India is the only Indian carrier that operates widebody jets capable of ...

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First Published: Mon, June 03 2019. 08:44 IST