Thursday, April 11, 2019

Flyers stuck as Jet plane seized in Amsterdam before take-off for Mumbai

Jet Airways' troubles seem to have caught up with its passengers at Schiphol airport, 6,374 km away. Passengers travelling on Jet flight 9W321 from Amsterdam to Mumbai were in for a shock when their flight was cancelled just as boarding was about to begin.
“My sister is stuck in Amsterdam at @Schiphol due to Jet Airways flight 9W231 (being) seized. Please help figure out how to get her to reach Mumbai!” tweeted San Francisco based Shraddha from her handle @Shraddh20720407.
A European cargo services provider seized one of Jet's planes at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport for non-payment of dues, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.
"The cargo agent seized Boeing 777-300 ER (VT-JEW) of Jet Airways at the Amsterdam airport as the airline could not clear his dues," the airline source said.
Back home, Indian Oil stopped fuel supply to Jet for the third time this week across India for several hours. The twin moves left passengers stranded both at Amsterdam and airports across India.
However, there is hope for the embattled airline yet as five companies are said to have submitted expressions of interest (Eo-Is) in picking up stakes in Jet, said two people aware of the matter. However, the lenders have extended the Wednesday deadline by two days, in the hope that Etihad Airways, which hasn’t submitted an EoI, will show interest.
11/04/19 Economic Times