12-Oct-2009 11:44 AM

Jet Airways and SpiceJet discuss engineering and ground handling alliance

Jet Airways Group and SpiceJet reportedly announced plans to enter an operational alliance, initially covering engineering and ground operations (Live Mint, 08-Oct-09). Jet Airways’ subsidiaries, JetLite and Jet Konnect, would be involved in the alliance. SpiceJet (19 B737s), JetLite (16 B737s) and Jet Konnect mainly operate fleets of B737 aircraft, and could reportedly reduce individual engineering and maintenance costs by 35-40%.