Jet Airways’ grounds another 15 aircraft, hardly flying domestic anymore

Last week, lenders led by SBI approved a resolution plan to restructure Jet Airways and pump in INR 1500 crores as emergency funds. But no cash has been pumped in yet, on the back of completing paperwork, and the resolution plan is delayed due to various reasons, one of which may have to do with our courts.  In Jet Airways latest news, lessors grounded another 15 aircraft due to non-payment of the lease.

I have been keeping track of the Jet Airways fleet since the groundings started. Some 737-800 previously grounded are back in the roster, but many other 737-800 which were previously flying are now grounded. Hence there has been a dip in the number of operating aircraft.

Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER

Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER

As of April 3, 2019, the following Jet Airways’ aircraft are still operational,

  • 737-700: 0/4
  • 737-800: 9/61 (VT-JBB/C/J/K/W, VT-JFE/X, VT-JGW, VT-SJI)
  • 737-900/ER: 0/6
  • 737 MAX 8: 0/5
  • ATR 72-500: 7/15 ( VT-JCL/M/Q/R/S/V/W)
  • ATR 72-600: 0/1
  • A330-200: 2/4 (VT-JWP/W)
  • A330-300: 2/4 (VT-JWS/T)
  • 777-300ER: 8/10 (except VT-JEH/X)

A total of 28/110 aircraft, are then in the air.

I have included VT-JWP (A330-200) and VT-JEW (777-300ER) in the above count. VT-JWP is on the ground at Chennai since April 1, 2019; it may be back for Chennai-Paris route on April 4, 2019. VT-JEW, on the other hand, has been on the ground at Delhi airport since April 2, 2019.

So if you remove the above aircraft, the total operational fleet is just 26 aircraft out of 110 aircraft. Jet Airways owns 16 aircraft; 3 A330, 3 737-800 and ten 777-300ER aircraft. I guess it owns 3 A330-200 aircraft; one of which it has leased to Air Serbia (YU-ARA) and the other two may be VT-JWV/W. Because there is no way, Jet Airways would have done this to a leased plane.

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VT-JWV Jet Airways A330-200 at Mumbai airport

Jet Airways requires nine widebody aircraft to maintain its current schedule.  The A330/777-300ER are currently flying on daily Delhi – London, daily Delhi – Amsterdam, daily, Mumbai – Amsterdam, daily Mumbai – Paris, 2x daily Mumbai – London, daily Bengaluru – Amsterdam, 5x weekly Chennai – Paris and daily Amsterdam – Toronto.

Jet Airways has around 12 widebody aircraft operational, hence the dip in aircraft utilisation which sees widebody aircraft on the ground for a few days. Jet Airways has no scheduled departures to the Middle-East. The only destination in the Far East is Singapore.

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Jet Airways international route network in October/November 2018

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Jet Airways international route network in March 2019

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Jet Airways international route map as of April 3, 3019

In light of the recent grounding, Jet Airways flight schedule has been severely hit.

  • Mumbai: Mumbai is Jet Airways’ primary hub. Out of 130 departures scheduled for April 3, 2019, about 20 departures are scheduled from Mumbai. 14 domestic departure operated by 737-800 aircraft and six international departures operated by a mix of 737-800, A330 and 777-300ER aircraft.
  • Delhi: Delhi has been affected the most. Out of 111 departures scheduled for April 3, 2019, 31 departures are only scheduled. Twenty-six domestic departures operated by a mix of Atr 72-500 and 737-800 aircraft and five international departures operated by a mix of 737-800, A330 and 777-300ER aircraft. Delhi has more Jet Airways departures than Mumbai now.
  • Bengaluru: Jet Airways has only two departures out of Bengaluru for April 3, 2019; one to Mumbai and another one to Amsterdam.
  • Chennai: Jet Airways has only two departures out of Chennai for April 3, 2019; both to Mumbai.
  • Kolkata: Jet Airways has only two departures out of Kolkata, one to Mumbai and another one to Guwahati.

Jet Airways has no scheduled departures out of several more cities including Hyderabad. VT-SJI is the only JetLite aircraft currently operational and for some reason cannot find its flight status on the Jet Airways website. It has operated BOM-AMD-BOM, BOM-BLR legs for April 3, 2019.

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Jet Airways domestic network as of April 3, 2019

Here is the master list of Jet Airways entire fleet.

Aircraft typeAircraft RegistrationStatusAirport Grounded AtLast FlightLast Flight onNotes
737-700VT-JGXGroundedMumbai9W 462 MAA-BOMMarch 29, 2019
737-700VT-JGYGroundedDelhi9W 715 VNS-DELFebruary 10, 2019
737-700VT-SIZGroundedHyderabadS2 9715 BOM-HYDMarch 21, 2019
737-700VT-SJAGroundedMumbaiS2 462 MAA-BOMMarch 20, 2019BOM-HYD on March 23, 2019
737-800VT-JBBGroundedMumbai9W 543 DXB-BOMMarch 18, 2019Back on March 25, 2019 9W 560 BOM-DOH. AOG on April 11, 2019 after 9W 263 KTM-DEL
737-800VT-JBCGroundedDelhi9W 9719 CCU-DELMarch 20, 2019Back on March 27, 2019 9W 651 DEL-IXC. AOG on April 10, 2019 after 9W 373 DEL-BOM
737-800VT-JBDGroundedBengaluru9W 884 MAA-BLRMarch 11, 2019
737-800VT-JBEGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 13, 2019
737-800VT-JBFGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 12, 2019
737-800VT-JBGGroundedHyderabad9W 9701 COK-HYDOctober 12, 2018
737-800VT-JBHRedeliveredHyderabad9W 9671 DEL-HYDFebruary 16, 2019Redelivery
(March 7, 2019)
737-800VT-JBJGroundedDelhiBLR-DELMarch 21, 2019Back on March 30, 2019 9W 846 DEL-ATQ. AOG on April 11, 2019 after 9W 304 DEL-BOM
737-800VT-JBKGroundedDelhi9W 17 SIN-DELMarch 18, 2019Back on March 26, 2019 9W 272 DEL-DAC. AOG on April 10, 2019 after 9W 483 BOM-BLR
737-800VT-JBLGroundedMumbai9W 990 BHJ-BOMOctober 15, 2018
737-800VT-JBMRedeliveredSeletarFebruary 9, 2019Redelivery
737-800VT-JBNRedeliveredSeletarFebruary 8, 2019Redelivery
737-800VT-JBPRedeliveredSeletarFebruary 23, 2019Redelivery
737-800VT-JBQGroundedMumbai9W 442 BLR-BOMMarch 29, 2019
737-800VT-JBRGroundedDelhi9W 301 BOM-DELMarch 26, 2019
737-800VT-JBSGroundedDelhiBOM-DELMarch 31, 2019
737-800VT-JBUGroundedHyderabad9W 9691 BOM-HYDMarch 7, 2019
737-800VT-JBVGroundedKochiBDQ-COKMarch 11, 2019
737-800VT-JBWGroundedMumbai9W 438 IXE-BOMMarch 11, 2019Back on April 2, 2019 9W 615 BOM-CCU. AOG on April 12, 2019 after operating 9W 3502 ATQ-BOM
737-800VT-JBXGroundedMumbai9W 3502 ATQ-BOMMarch 29, 2019
737-800VT-JFARedeliveredMumbai9W 9721 DEL-BOMMarch 22, 2019Redelivery March 26, 2019
737-800VT-JFBGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 24, 2019
737-800VT-JFCGroundedVadodara9W 9724 BOM-BDQMarch 23, 2019
737-800VT-JFDGroundedHyderabad9W 9747 BOM-HYDMarch 13, 2019
737-800VT-JFEGroundedMumbai9W 3502 ATQ-BOMApril 10, 2019
737-800VT-JFFGroundedHyderabad9W 9712 DEL-HYDFebruary 6, 2019
737-800VT-JFGGroundedDelhi9W 263 KTM-DELMarch 19, 2019
737-800VT-JFHGroundedDelhi9W 9674 DEL-DELFebruary 22, 2019
737-800VT-JFJGroundedNagpur9W 865 BOM-NAGFebruary 26, 20199W 866 NAG-BOM Cancelled
737-800VT-JFKGroundedKochiBLR-COKFebruary 27, 2019DEL-CNN on March 26, 2019
737-800VT-JFLGroundedDelhi9W 606 GAU-DELJanuary 28, 2019
737-800VT-JFMGroundedDelhi9W 361 BOM-DELFebruary 26, 2019
737-800VT-JFNGroundedBhopal9W 9725 DEL-BHOMarch 23, 2019Back on March 28, 2019 9W 835 DEL-DED till March 31, 2019
737-800VT-JFPGroundedBengaluru9W 9706 COK-BLRMarch 15, 2019
737-800VT-JFQGroundedMumbai9W 304 DEL-BOMFebruary 26, 2019
737-800VT-JFRGroundedBhopalBOM-BHOMarch 23, 2019
737-800VT-JFSGroundedKannur9W 9709 BOM-CNNMarch 18, 2019
737-800VT-JFTGroundedKannurBOM-CNNMarch 18, 2019
737-800VT-JFWGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 3, 2019
737-800VT-JFXGroundedMumbai9W 610 CCU-BOMApril 10, 2019
737-800VT-JFYGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 3, 2019
737-800VT-JFZGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 2, 2019
737-800VT-JGAGroundedMumbai9W 424 CJB-BOMMarch 12, 2019
737-800VT-JGEGroundedMumbai9W 460 MAA-BOMDecember 12, 2018
737-800VT-JGFRedeliveredTbilisi9W 9072 BOM-TBSMarch 15, 2019Redelivery
737-800VT-JGGGroundedMumbai9W 9683 DEL-BOMFebruary 28, 2019BOM-CNN on March 20, 2019
737-800VT-JGJGroundedMumbaiS2 417 JAI-BOMFebruary 3, 2019
737-800VT-JGKRedeliveredMumbai9W 452 HYD-BOMMarch 19, 2019Redelivery on March 30 9W 9076
737-800VT-JGPGroundedMumbai9W 376 DEL-BOMMarch 20, 2019BOM-BHO on March 28, 2019
737-800VT-JGQGroundedBengaluru 9W 9702 HYD-BOMMarch 21, 2019BOM-BDQ March 28, 2019
737-800VT-JGRGroundedBengaluru 9W 495 BOM-BLRMarch 11, 2019
737-800VT-JGSGroundedMumbai 9W 1304 DEL-BOMMarch 13, 2019
737-800VT-JGTGroundedMumbai 9W 3502 ATQ-BOMMarch 25, 2019
737-800VT-JGUGroundedMumbai9W 422 BLR-BOMApril 2, 2019
737-800VT-JGVGroundedHyderabad9W 457 BOM-HYDJanuary 2, 2019
737-800VT-JGWGroundedMumbai9W 3502 ATQ-BOMApril 11, 2019
737-800VT-JLEGroundedBengaluruDEL-BLRMarch 30, 2019
737-800VT-JLFGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 30, 2019
737-800VT-JTAGroundedDelhi9W 63 BKK-DELMarch 1, 2019
737-800VT-JTBGroundedBenguluru9W 775 PNQ-BLRFebruary 7, 2019
737-800VT-JTCGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 21, 2019
737-800VT-JTDRedeliveredDelhi9W 361 BOM-DELJanuary 31, 2019Redelivery
(March 7, 2019)
737-800VT-JTEGroundedKochi9W 9681 DEL-COKFebruary 28, 2019
737-800VT-JTFRedeliveredDelhi9W 310 BOM-DELFebruary 28, 2019Redelivery March 28, 2019
737-800VT-JTGRedeliveredDelhi9W 339 BOM-DELMarch 1, 2019Redelivery March 28, 2019
737-800VT-JTHGroundedDelhiBOM-DELMarch 31, 2019
737-800VT-JTKGroundedBLRBLR-DELMarch 31, 2019
737-800VT-JTLGroundedDelhi9W 9684 GAU-DELFebruary 28, 2019
737-800VT-JTMGroundedMumbai9W 492 MAA-BOMFebruary 27, 2019
737-800VT-JTNGroundedDelhi9W 9742 BOM-DELMarch 31, 2019
737-800VT-SJIGroundedMumbaiS2 3502 ATQ-BOMApril 17, 2019
737-800VT-SJJGroundedMumbaiS2 312 DEL-BOMMarch 18, 2019
737-900VT-JGCGroundedHyderabadBOM-HYDMarch 13, 2019
737-900VT-JGDGroundedDelhi9W 740 MAA-DELNovember 22, 2018
737-900ERVT-JBYGroundedKochi9W 9705 BOM-COKMarch 14, 2019
737-900ERVT-JBZGroundedKochi9W 9707 BOM-COKMarch 17, 2019
737-900ERVT-JLHGroundedKochiBOM-COKMarch 9, 2019
737-900ERVT-JLJGroundedBengaluruBOM-BLRMarch 13, 2019
737MAXVT-JXAGroundedHyderabad9W 9730 BLR-HYDFebruary 27, 2019
737MAXVT-JXBGroundedHyderabad9W 9730 BLR-HYDFebruary 25, 2019
737MAXVT-JXCGroundedMumbai9W 628 CCU-BOMJanuary 23, 2019
737MAXVT-JXDGroundedKolkata9W 629 BOM-CCUFebruary 25, 2019
737MAXVT-JXEGroundedKochiBOM-COKFebruary 28, 2019
777-300ERVT-JEHGroundedDelhi9W 17 SIN-DELMarch 17, 2019Back on March 27, 2019 9W 122 DEL-LHR. AOG since April 12, 2019 after 9W 233 AMS-DEL
777-300ERVT-JEKGroundedMumbai9W 117 LHR-BOMMarch 30, 2019
777-300ERVT-JEMGroundedDelhi9W 121 LHR-DELApril 2, 2019Operated DEL-LHR-BOM on April 11, 2019
777-300ERVT-JEQGroundedMumbai9W 231 AMS-BOMApril 11, 2019
777-300ERVT-JESGroundedMumbai9W 123 CDG-BOMApril 11, 2019
777-300ERVT-JETGroundedDelhi9W 361 BOM-DELApril 12, 2019
777-300ERVT-JEUGroundedDelhi9W 121 LHR-DELApril 11, 2019
777-300ERVT-JEVGroundedMumbai9W 119 LHR-BOMApril 11, 2019
777-300ERVT-JEWGrounded/SeizedAmsterdam9W 232 BOM-AMSApril 10, 2019On the ground at Delhi from April 2 to 6, 2019
777-300ERVT-JEXGroundedChennai9W 9705 BOM-MAASeptember 29, 2018
A330-200VT-JWPGroundedDelhi9W 233 AMS-DELApril 11, 2019
A330-200VT-JWQGrounded/RedeliveredMumbai9W 362 DEL-BOMMarch 21, 20199W 9081 BOM-MAD on April 11, 2019
A330-200VT-JWVGroundedMumbai9W 129 MAN-BOMNovember 17, 2018
A330-200VT-JWWGroundedMumbai9W 9745 DEL-BOMApril 4, 2019
A330-300VT-JWRGroundedDelhiBOM-DELMarch 23, 20199W 9748 DEL-BOM April 6, 2019
A330-300VT-JWSGrounded Bengaluru9W 235 AMS-BLRApril 10, 2019De-registration requested. BLR-BOM on April 13, 2019
A330-300VT-JWTGroundedChennai9W 845 DEL-MAAApril 10, 2019De-registration requested. MAA-BOM on April 13, 2019
A330-300VT-JWUGroundedDelhi9W 233 AMS-DELMarch 22, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCJGroundedChennai9W 875 BLR-MAADecember 11, 2018
ATR 72-500VT-JCKGroundedDelhi9W 689 JDH-DELJanuary 1, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCLGroundedDelhi9W 758 IDR-DELApril 17, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCMGroundedDelhi9W 756 JAI-DELApril 17, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCNGroundedIndore9W 794 IDR-DELDecember 6, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCPGroundedChennai9W 871 BLR-MAAJanuary 3, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCQGroundedDelhi9W 826 DED-DELApril 17, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCRGroundedDelhi9W 756 JAI-DELApril 15, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCSGroundedDelhi9W 928 BHO-DELApril 17, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCTGroundedChennai9W 9696 MAA-DELMarch 10, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCUGroundedChennai9W 867 BLR-MAAFebruary 8, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCVGroundedDelhi9W 646 IXC-DELApril 17, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JCWGroundedBhopal9W 893 DEL-BHOApril 17, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JDCGroundedChennai9W 9717 BLR-MAAFebruary 10, 2019
ATR 72-500VT-JDDGroundedDelhi9W 9638 BOM-DELNovember 15, 2018
ATR 72-600VT-JCXGroundedMumbai9W 9654 DEL-BOMDecember 26, 2018

Let’s hope the resolution plan put into motion soon and more aircraft are back in the air. Truly a sad moment for the airline and its passengers. Hope the crisis resolves soon.

The airline now has less than 20 aircraft operating domestically, so that brings its permissions to fly abroad in focus as well. What will happen in this situation is not well defined.

How are you affected by the Jet Airways cancelled flights scenario?

Comments

  1. Flew BOM BLR today. Flight was full but was operated by Jet Konnect, albeit with business class that appeared to be refreshed compared to the mainline business cabin which looks and feels old.
    Saw a lot of Jet aircraft grounded with engine covers and chocks on. Inspite of that the crew was professional and as an uninformed passenger, you wouldn’t have figured anything was amiss.

  2. Booked Indigo Mumbai Chennai Mumbai RS 35000 next week; then thankfully Mumbai Blore Mumbai by Vistara Rs 9800 the week after

  3. Why put fares up for sale when you know the flight will be cancelled? I was searching for blr>mum flights for tomorrow & can still see 3 jet flights on the website 🙁

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