Jet Airways grounds more aircraft, suspends worldwide flights

Jet Airways grounds more aircraft, suspends worldwide flights

According to reports, Jet Airways also cancelled long-haul West-bound worldwide departures from Thursday night to Friday morning.

Jet Airways spokesperson said, "Jet Airways has cancelled its global operations from 12-15 April, 2019".

On Thursday, the airline had announced temporary grounding of its global operations for the day - Jet Airways was the largest worldwide airline from the country till the financial crisis.

Daily Star Online has approached Jet Airways for comment.

Jet was the largest domestic carrier operating in the global sector with a hub in Amsterdam, where a cargo agent had taken possession of an aircraft this on Tuesday demanding bill payment.

As Jet Airways goes on the block waiting for a buyer to take control of the beleaguered, cash-strapped airline, several domestic and worldwide flights have been cancelled.

In a statement to the Mumbai Stock Exchange late Thursday, Jet Airways said an "additional 10 aircraft have been grounded due to non-payment of amounts outstanding to lessors".

Private Indian carrier Jet Airways, laden with debt, has suspended both its flights to and from Singapore, with no indication of when or whether the services will resume.

Jet Airways appears to have suspended all its worldwide flights, raising fresh fears about the Indian airline's survival.

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News agency PTI quoted sources as saying that the meeting has been called after Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the secretary of the department to review issues concerning Jet Airways. This led to the cancellation of the Amsterdam-Mumbai flight that day.

Airline sources said Mr Goyal has put in bid for Jet Airways.

Following grounding of flights due to unpaid dues, several jet flights were grounded bringing its fleet down to just 14 aircraft.

SBI Caps, which invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for stake sale in Jet Airways on April 8, has already extended the date for submission of bids to April 12 from April 10. "We call upon you to register offences for cheating, criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of funds and other offences under relevant sections of the law", Pawaskar, who heads the All-India Jet Airways Officers & Staff Association, said in a complaint to senior inspector of the suburban Sahar police station.

The development comes on a day when the continuity of its worldwide operations also came under threat.

As the situation intensified it has been forced to ground aircraft and cancel thousands of flights.

Etihad has made a formal offer to increase its 24% stake in Jet Airways.

He also said the airline has been told to ensure that passenger issues are taken into consideration while it deals with the situation.

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