new delhi, March 4 -- The new owners of Jet Airways (India) Ltd will have to apply afresh for airport slots that were taken away from it when the airline was grounded in April 2019, aviation authorities told a bankruptcy court on Wednesday.

No slots are immediately available, but the application will be considered when it is submitted, lawyers representing the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) informed the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

The winning bid for Jet Airways submitted by a consortium of London-based asset management firm Kalrock Capital and entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan is currently before the bankruptcy court. Lawyers representing the consortium had...