The Jet crisis has left enough void in the market for rival companies to acquire and take over. Forerunners like IndiGo and SpiceJet have certainly done that. Spice has already taken at least 22 planes Jet’s fleet. Completing its milestone of 100 fleet size, the company now has B-737s, BQ-400s and B737 freighters. The company recently recruited about 2,000 Jet employees, said MD Ajay Singh.
After spending significant time in search of jobs, Jet employees finally get a window to breathe. The good news comes knocking for them as SpiceJet is looking to hire deserving candidates.
As said by MD Ajay Singh, the company is looking to hire up to 2,000 Jet employees. This comes under Singh’s plan for expanding the team. While with this, the company has also taken about 22 planes from Jet’s fleet.
SpiceJet flying to become the largest
SpiceJet recently posted a 22% rise in net profit to ₹56.3 crore. This was possible due to higher prices in domestic flights due to a capacity crunch in the market.
In this take off to become the largest in the country, Spice is planning to add 50 more flights to its fleet.
The airline is planning to expand by 80% in terms of Available Seat Kilometer. In a statement by Singh, the company is financially stable and has no plans to raise funds, as of now.
But the competition is still tough. Rival flight IndiGo is also offering jobs to deserving candidates. This comes with an additional perk of compensating the overdue salaries for these employees.
The “crashed” Jet has not paid its employees and engineers for the last 5 months.