Jet Airways has approached the Aviation Ministry to acquire six of the vacant slots, belonging to grounded carrier, Kingfisher Airlines. Out of these six slots, four of the slots would be on domestic services while the remaining two would be on international routes.
Late in February, the Civil Aviation Minister decided to withdraw all International Bilateral Traffic Rights and domestic slots allocated to Kingfisher Airlines with immediate effect on account of non-utilization by the airlines. These traffic rights were allocated to Kingfisher Airlines between the year 2008 and 2011.
Under the said rights, the airline company was allowed to fly the sky of 8 countries namely Bangladesh (14 services per week), Hong Kong (14 services per week), Nepal (7 services per week), Singapore (7 services per week), Sri Lanka (14 services per week + 21 services per week from unlimited 18 destinations), Thailand (21 services per week), UAE Dubai (21 services per week) and UK (7 services per week each from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore).