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Rivals see runways of opportunity as Jet Airways suspends operations

According to aviation sources, SpiceJet has received 16 slots while Air Asia India has got eight in Mumbai in the Jet aftermath

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A Jet Airways aircraft waiting at the airport

The suspension of Jet Airways flights has opened new opportunities for competition such as Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo and AirAsia India. These airlines are ready to fill in the gap, especially in metros, by adding flights both to international and domestic destinations.   Air India chief Ashwani Lohani, for instance, has offered to take five grounded B 777s of Jet on wet or dry lease, it is learnt. Lohani sent across the offer to State Bank of India chairman Rajnish Kumar, who’s heading the resolution process for Jet, in a communication dated April 17, as soon it was ...