Monday, April 15, 2019

Jet puts off date to resume foreign flights

New Delhi: Crisis-ridden Jet Airways has extended the cancellation of its overseas flights as it has run out of cash and is now critically dependent on the outcome of a crucial meeting with banks scheduled for Monday to get more funds for its dayto-day operations while its fleet size has been reduced to a mere 7 planes.

Meanwhile, the airline's pilots who are on the warpath have also decided to defer their strike which was scheduled from Monday as they want to give the airline a chance to survive, keeping in mind the meeting with banks tomorrow.

Jet Airways has stopped accepting bookings for its Mumbai-Paris flight until June 10 and closed reservations for its Mumbai-London, Mumbai-Amsterdam-Mumbai and Bangalore-Amsterdam flights, up to April 18. The airline claimed the bookings for these flights have been stopped with a view to reaccommodating passengers due to interim cancellations. Earlier the airline had said these flights were suspended till April 16.

"As a proactive measure, Jet Airways has restricted sales on certain routes for a few days, in order to re-accommodate guests, who have unfortunately been inconvenienced by interim cancellations,'' the airline said. Following complaints by passengers of lack of information on cancellation and non-receipt of refunds, civil aviation secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola had on Friday said the government had asked Jet Airways to inform passengers 48 hours in advance about flight cancellations, and take their problems into consideration.
15/04/19 India Today