Jet Airways to lease out three A330-200s

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Jet Airways will lease out three Airbus A330-200s that it has removed from scheduled services from next year.

The Indian carrier's chief commercial officer Sudheer Raghavan says it has been holding confidential discussions with other airlines, and expects the three aircraft to have left its fleet by March 2013.

"Meanwhile, we are using them for charter requests," he adds.

Flightglobal Pro shows that Jet has 11 A330-200s in service and has orders for an additional five of the type, as well as orders for four A330-300s.

Separately, Raghavan confirmed that the carrier is in the process of reconfiguring five of its Boeing 777-300ERs and this should be completed by January 2013.

The change will result in the adoption of a ten-abreast configuration in economy, which will raise its seat count in that class from 274 to 346 seats, but retain eight first class and 30 business class seats.

Jet also has five other 777-300ERs, which have been leased out to Thai Airways International.