Jet Airways Announces Appointments For Its New Leadership TeamTravel And Tour World

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Published on: Wednesday May 25, 2022

Jet Airways, which recently received DGCA approval to fly again, has announced the appointment of Mark Turner as Vice President – Inflight Products and Services.

He joins the airline after leading inflight services for Jet Airways in 2008-11.

Turners has over 40 years of aviation experience, with key management positions at Gulf Air, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Fiji Airways.

The airline has also appointed Prabh Sharan Singh as Chief Digital Officer, HR Jagannath as Vice President – Engineering and Vishesh Khanna as Vice President – Sales, Distribution and Customer Engagement.

Jagganath was previously Managing Director of Air India Engineering Services and has over 40 years of aviation experience.

He was instrumental in setting up Air India’s MRO facilities in India and led the delivery of two specially configured Boeing 777s to the Indian Air Force for VVIP operations.

Prabh Sharan Singh has been in the aviation industry for about 20 years, including with Etihad Airways and Kingfisher Airlines.

Vishesh Khanna is the current e-Visa Business Manager. He has thirty years of experience in the aviation and travel industries and has held senior positions at Vistara and Kingfisher Airlines.

The aviation regulator on Friday granted Jet Airways the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), allowing the airline to resume commercial flight operations.

Jet Airways, founded by Naresh Goyal, which operated its first commercial flight on May 5, 1993, last flew commercially on April 18, 2019 as it collapsed under a pile of debt.

The company then began bankruptcy proceedings and was bought by a consortium comprising UAE-based businessman Murari Jalan and UK-based Kalrock Capital.

The consortium has committed $180 million in funding, of which $60 million will be used to repay the airline’s existing dues.

With DGCA officials on board, Jet Airways successfully completed five test flights on May 15-17 and intends to restart commercial flight operations in the July-September quarter.

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