1 min read.Updated: 26 May 2019, 09:57 AM ISTNirbhay Kumar( with inputs from IANS )
Air Asia did not want to pursue the plan as induction of new type of fleet, said an industry source
"In low-cost airline business, one-type of fleet is advisable," the executive said
New Delhi: Low-cost carrier Air Asia India has dropped its plan to lease B737 aircraft of grounded Jet Airways as the Tata group venture carrier wants to continue with one type of aircraft.
"Air Asia India had informed the aviation regulator about their plan to lease some of the B737 airplanes that were operated by Jet Airways. But later it did not follow up. Now, the idea has finally been dropped," said an industry source.
He said the airline did not want to pursue the plan as induction of new type of fleet was seen adding complications given the different seat configuration, maintenance and skill requirement.
"In low-cost airline business, one-type of fleet is advisable," the executive quoted above said.
Facing severe liquidity crunch, Jet Airways had stopped operations on April 17. In order to fill the capacity gap due to grounding of Jet Airways, the rivals SpiceJet and Vistara swung into action to take the crisis-hit airline's narrow-body airplanes.