Sunday, July 15, 2018

Air India throws spanner in Jet’s plans for more flights to London

New Delhi: Jet Airways’ plans to start additional flights to London have hit air pockets as Air India has conveyed to the government that its seat entitlement to Heathrow airport cannot be allocated to the private carrier even though they remain unused for now.

Seeking to protect its turf, the public sector airline has shot off a letter to the civil aviation ministry advising it to push aside the Jet Airways’ proposal. The carrier has contended that it is in the process of restructuring its flights to Heathrow airport and would soon be using all the traffic rights given to it.

Sources said Jet Airways had struck a deal with its partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for slots at the Heathrow airport and sought Indian government’s permission to launch new flights.
15/07/18 Nirbhay Kumar/