Jet Airways’ loss could be Taj Hotels’ gain
Taj Hotels said they’re keen to hire ex-Jet Airways employees, whose hospitality skills work as well on the ground as in the air.
Taj Hotels offers jobs to employees of grounded airline Jet Airways
The collapse of Indian airline Jet Airways in April of this year has left thousands jobless, but potentially not for long.
Taj Hotels has said they are keen to hire ex-Jet Airways employees in their hotels, whose hospitality skills work just as well on the ground as in the air.
We find out more.
Taj Hotels needs more staff for expansion
Taj Hotels, a luxury hotel chain in India which is part of the Tata Group, is potentially coming to the rescue of Jet Airways’ staff members.
Over 22,000 people employed by the airline were left jobless at the beginning of this year after the airline collapsed and its operations were ceased.
The airline hadn’t paid many employees since the end of 2018 and operations finally closed on April 17th of this year.
However, all may not be lost for the rogue airline’s staff as Indian hotel company Taj Hotels has announced its intention to open the door for Jet Airways staff to apply for positions within the company.
This ties into Taj’s plans to expand its current portfolio of 149 hotels by opening a new property every month.
The group sees Jet Airways’ staff as the right fit for them as their sectoral experience in the aviation industry is easily transferable to hospitality.
The demise of Jet Airways
What was once India’s second airline has now become a tale of woe, after Jet Airways failed to extract itself from mounting debt early this year.
Jet Airways stopped its operations in April after it was unable to secure a $217m loan.
Its founders, Naresh and Anita Goyal, established the airline 26 years ago but were recently detained on an Emirates flight from Mumbai to London due to ongoing investigations into the Jet Airways case.
At one point, Taj Hotels’ parent company Tata was in talks to acquire Jet Airways, but pulled out of the deal when it became apparent that the Goyals had no intention of resigning.
Tata has an aviation wing to the company, Vistara, which may still gain possession of some of Jet Airways’ aircraft, and may hire up to 1000 staff, including pilots.
Let’s take a look at a few other projects currently underway by Taj Hotels:
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