Jet Airways CEO shares throwback picture from 2009, screams SAD history of Indian aviation industry

Much like Anand Mahindra, who keeps sharing interesting anecdotes and content related to the Indian automotive industry on Twitter, Jet Airways CEO, and aviation enthusiast Sanjiv Kapoor, who has previously worked for Vistara and IndiGo is also active on the micro-blogging site and share interesting tweets related to the Indian aviation industry. He is also vocal about various aviation related incidents and recently gave his insights and opinion on a viral video from an IndiGo flight, where a cabin crew got into a heated argument with a passenger over the meal served on the Istanbul-Delhi flight. 

On December 24 (Saturday), Sanjiv Kapoor has shared yet another interesting post on Twitter. He shared a few photographs of planes parked at an airport from 2009, which, if seen closely, reminds us about the sad history of the Indian aviation industry. 

In a tweet captioned, “Flashback to Dec 24, 2009” Kapoor shared two photographs, one showing an Air India’s Airbus A320 plane wearing the old livery of the then government owned airline, with orange and blue paint job. The current livery of Air India consists red and white colour scheme.

However, the photograph that draws our attention is the second pic with multiple planes parked at an airport, which seems like the Delhi International Airport. As seen in the image, multiple planes belonging to brands like Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and Deccan Airlines are parked.

What’s sad is the fact that 3 out of these 4 airlines visible in the image are now defunct and non operational. The business of aviation is not an easy one with multiple safety related protocols in place and the dependency on the government for rules related to flying. Among the three defunct airlines, Jet Airways is now making a comeback under the ownership of Jalan-Kalrock consortium, however, has missed several deadlines due to financial issues. 

On the other hand, IndiGo airline is now the largest domestic air carrier in India, with over 55 percent market share. The next big airlines like Vistara and Air India are close to 10 percent in market share only. As per the latest numbers shared by DGCA, the domestic passenger traffic has hit an all time high and during November 2022, 117 lakh passengers travelled in India on flights.

In 2022, India also saw a new entrant in terms of Akasa Air, started by late Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. Also, with Tata Group buying Air India from the government, the former national airline is making drastic changes and aims to gain newer heights. Tata Group is now the largest aviation conglomerate in the country with four airlines under the umbrella – Vistara, AirAsia India, Air India Express and Air India.

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