New Delhi : One more shock, Cash-strapped Jet Airways has suspended its international flights till Monday afternoon, according to Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola.
The airline’s fleet depleted to a mere 11 aircraft on Friday from 123 in February. This would further dwindle to six over the weekend, the airline informed the senior government official.
The airline has assured the government that it would operate 40 daily flights on Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Kharola said that this was down from about 3,100 flights per week.
The senior government official was addressing the media after a conference call with the Jet management.
The management also met the airline’s bankers on Friday and would meet them again on Monday after it was asked to come back with a revised proposal for interim funding. Jet Airways international flights cancellations come in the backdrop of angry passengers and agitating airport staff.
Meanwhile, in a statement, an airline spokesperson said that Jet was ‘working to minimize guest inconvenience’ using its 24×7 contact center. Guest relations and social media response teams to handle schedule adjustments, in line with defined regulatory guidelines.
including offering re-accommodation choices or extending applicable refunds. “In parallel, the airline’s management and its key stakeholders, including its consortium of lenders, continue to work closely towards resolving the current situation,” the spokesperson said.
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