One of the biggest private airliner in India, Jet Airways on Thursday grounded its services to and from east and northeast regions and suspended international operations for a day. The debt-rideen airlines has announced its decision that it was forced to ground 10 more planes due to non-payment of rentals to the lessors.
Earlier in the day, the airline announced grounding of 10 more planes due to non-payment of rentals to the lessors. Jet Airways also cancelled its Mumbai-Kolkata, Kolkata-Guwahati and Dehradun-Guwahati via Kolkata flights for Friday due to “operational reasons”.
Jet Airways crisis: Jet Airways grounds another 10 aircraft due to non-payment of amounts outstanding to lessors under their respective lease agreement, reports @gaur_anubhuti pic.twitter.com/B6sh3hckkf
— HTN Tiranga TV (@NewsHtn) April 11, 2019
On today, the airline operated just 14 planes—way down from 123 planes in operations at the peak. According to industry sources, the airline now owes more than Rs 3,500 crore to passengers on account of flight cancellations alone.
Jet Airways: Jet Airways’ flight 9W 615 Mumbai to Kolkata and 9W 675 Kolkata to Guwahati of tomorrow April 12, 2019, has been cancelled due to operational reasons. Similarly, 9W 676 Dehradun to Kolkata via Guwahati has been cancelled on the same date until further notice. pic.twitter.com/T83nrKFn6m
— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2019
Of the 14 aircraft that it operated till Thursday evening, eight were wide-body B777s (seven) and an A330—generally used for long-haul international operations. The remaining six planes were three B737s, which are largely used for flying on domestic routes, besides on short-haul international routes and the rest three are regional ATRs.