SpiceJet hires 500 Jet Airways employees, including 100 pilots
MUMBAI: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it has already absorbed over 500 employees, including 100 pilots, of the grounded carrier Jet Airways and it is open to induct more as it adds more aircraft and routes in the times ahead.
The Gurugram-based no-frills airline has already announced induction of 27 more planes -22 Boeing 737s and five turboprop Bombardier Q400s - in the fleet to help overcome to an extent the capacity deficit due to Jet Airways temporarily withdrawing its domestic and international services.
SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh in a statement Friday said that his carrier is giving "first preference" to Jet Airways staff in recruitment.
"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," Singh said.
He said that SpiceJet has already provided jobs to more than 100 pilots, over 200 cabin crew and 200 plus technical and airport staff recently.
"We will do more. We will also induct a large number of planes in our fleet soon," Singh added.
Ramachandran - 1 day ago -Follow
Well done pls keep the good work I thank you for not playing with human misery may god bless you and your airline.
Jagdeep Singh - 1 day ago -Follow
Good Job Mr Ajay Singh.
He is the one who revived Spicejet when it started making losses under Maran''s.
He is a gentleman.
Manish - 1 day ago -Follow
Well done.. I am sure you would recruit only the qualified!!
Good example of corporate social responsibility.
A True - Chandigarh - 1 day ago -Follow
another TATA in the making
Shloka Bhatt - Delhi - 1 day ago -Follow
Good....quality employees will get the job. those crying outside Jantar Mantar are either those with no skillset or those who are paid 50-60% over market rate. skilled employees are not worried
Sdas - 1 day ago -Follow
Jet Chairman Goyal HAS to be investigated - no options.
Easwaran - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 1 day ago -Follow
Good move by Spice jet. They have respected the professional competence
Ramesh M - 1 day ago -Follow
I am happy for the Jet employees and their dependents. And kudos to spice jet for giving preference to the jet staff.
For guys questioning about the ''low'' salaries that may be paid... Understand that having a job at this juncture for jet employees is more important than sitting idle with no job or waiting for a high paid one...
Mao Wood - 1 day ago -Follow
Thanks Modi ji. That''s call the modi magic.
Ravi - 1 day ago -Follow
22000 - 500 = 21500，还有21500人没工作。
Chowkidhaar - Vadnagar - 1 day ago -Follow
JetAir is the victim of Modi''''s failed economic policies and his TAX greed. Upto 95% of Airlines operational costs are because of Aviation Fuel costs. Rupees is weakened to its historic lows against Dollar, hiking the Aviation fuel prices. Adding extra burden Modi TAX on Petrol, Diesel, and Aviation fuel means the costs are increased further. While Modi was extracting money from all sources, few companies like JetAir, BSNL, HAL, etc were dying. Now 22000 direct Jobs for JetAir. Next in line is BSNL 40,000 Job loss for Reliance Jio. After that HAL 30,000 Job at risk because orders diverted to Anil Ambani. Enjoy your Ache Din. Learn making PAKODA and buy radio to listen monkey baath.
Sanjeev - 1 day ago -Follow
Good! SpiceJet, it will help you win customer preference and confidence, nice gesture, we hope other airlines too will follow the same gesture.
Bonny Moraes - Goa - 1 day ago -Follow
Thanks to Modi 500 jobs created!
Naresh - 1 day ago -Follow
Both Goyal and Mallya to be brought to be justice as they r habing lavish lifestyle, leaving their staff to suffer
Raga Bosdka - 1 day ago -Follow
Good.. hope all Jet employees come out of this trauma at the earliest.
Dheeraj Hazarika - 1 day ago -Follow
We need more good strategists and innovative thinkers like Mr.Ajay Singh in the aviation industry today.
Varun - rajpura - 1 day ago -Follow
Anil Misquith - Mangalore - 1 day ago -Follow
I am waiting for my refund for cancelled flight of Jet . Nobody knows when the passengers get refund . DGCA / Aviation ministry just doing meeting as formalities and they did not serve any purpose of helping passengers or Jet Airways.
Meenakshi Mane - 1 day ago -Follow
Goyal should be punished
Nurul - 1 day ago -Follow
Good! But it would have been better if Jet Airways would have been saved as it was by the Govt. Why Modi Govt. did not come forward to save Jet Airways? Was it to help Mr. Ajay Singh, owner of Spicejet & a BJP supporter?
D Samanta - 1 day ago -Follow
It is First Aid treatment, not solution Govt is not so serious about job & general public/travellers
Nissan - 1 day ago -Follow
well played... Hiring and buying people and planes on a rock bottom prices.
Peeush Trikha - India - 1 day ago -Follow
Great deed by Spicejet. Kudos to them.
Patz - 1 day ago -Follow
Not yet heard Air India hiring people from jet... There is always a shortage in air India
Sanjay Sehgal - Noida - 17 hours ago -Follow
I am not happy with the choice of planes the 737 have no reputation.
Anon - 1 day ago -Follow
Hope the pilot salary stays at 50 lakh per annum