Aviation

Jet bets on business class travel again


MUMBAI

Jet Airways is reconfiguring its Boeing 737 fleet to add extra business class seats ahead of Tata-Singapore Airlines plans to launch a full service airline. The airline also plans to cut down flights on loss making domestic routes and is stopping  all services to Bhubaneswar as a measure to arrest losses. The airline posted its worst ever consolidated loss of Rs 998 crore for second quarter of the current fiscal.

Jet Airways and subsidiary JetLite have 70 narrow body Boeing 737s of different variants and are flown on domestic routes, Gulf and South East Asia.  Thirteen planes from JetLite fleet and a few planes in Jet Airways fleet  have eight business class seats. These planes will be reconfigured to add four extra business seats thus increasing the premium segment seating.  A few Boeing 737s have 16 and 28 business class seats at present.

Full report here Business Standard 

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