Thursday, April 11, 2019

Jet Airways Cancels All International Flights

Jet Airways has cancelled all international flights for today and tomorrow due to scarcity of funds by the airline, sources told NDTV. Flights to Amsterdam, Paris and London have been cancelled for two days.
Meanwhile, the government is monitoring the operational situation at Jet Airways closely to ensure the airline complies with overseas flying rules, news agency IANS reported citing official sources. The airline is currently operating only about 14 aircraft down from 26 last week and this might lead to the suspension of its international operations, the IANS report said.

Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola told news agency ANI, "It (Jet Airways) is currently operating less than 15 planes and its eligibility to fly on international routes needs to be examined."

As per rules, an airline needs to have minimum of 20 aircraft to be eligible to operate international flights.

Till recently, the airline operated 26 aircraft, including Airbus A330s, Boeing 777s, 737-800 and ATRs, to various destinations like London, Toronto, Singapore, Amsterdam, Paris, Bangkok and domestic sectors like Mumbai-Delhi, among others.

In another development, aviation regulator DGCA on Wednesday announced it de-registered seven Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Jet Airways on Wednesday, allowing its lessors to take the planes out of the country so that it can be leased to any other airline, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
11/04/19 Sakshi Bajaj/NDTV