Jet Airways Transfers Heathrow Slots To Etihad

Jet Airways has permanently transferred its Heathrow slots to Etihad Airways.

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Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft
Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft (Image Credit: Jet Airways)

Jet Airways has transferred its Heathrow slots to Etihad Airways.

Airport Coordination Ltd, which is responsible for governing slot trades at London Heathrow, has reported a permanent transfer of Jet Airways’ three daily slot pairs to Etihad. This follows significant disruption to Jet Airways’ operations and the recent cancellation of flights from London Heathrow.

Jet Airways - Etihad Heathrow Slot Swap
Jet Airways – Etihad Heathrow Slot Swap (Image Credit: Airport Coordination Limited)

It is likely that these slots were originally leased from Etihad to Jet Airways, after Etihad acquired slots from Jet Airways when it originally bought a stake in the airline.

The transfer officially takes effect from Sunday 28 April 2019. In the absence of any alternative arrangements this means that Jet Airways Heathrow operations will effectively end.

It is not clear at the moment what Etihad will do with the slots. Under “use it or lose it” rules Etihad will need to either lease the slots to another airline and operate them itself.

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