According to media reports, Air India wants to take 4-5 wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft of the now-grounded Jet Airways and may hold discussions for it with the airline’s lead lender State Bank of India (SBI).
The move is aimed at catering the peak demand on various international routes such as India-Gulf and India-UK.
Jet Airways has 10 Boeing 777 in its fleet which it used to serve various popular destinations in Europe and North America before halting the entire international operations.
After Jet Airways suspended its international operations the airfare on most of the foreign routes have jumped sharply with tickets on routes like Mumbai-London becoming prohibitively expensive.
Air India wants to capture the traffic on these routes by deploying additional capacity.