Amid crisis, Jet Airways says 'confident' of resolving the current situation

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 23, 2019, 06.59 PM(IST)

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Jet Airways, on the verge of going belly-up, has suspended operations on as many as 13 more international routes till April-end even as it grounded seven more planes due to non-payment of rentals, taking the number of such aircraft to 54.

Jet Airways spokesperson on Saturday said that the company was confident of ''successfully'' resolving the current situation in the coming days.

''Jet Airways remains confident of successfully resolving the current situation in coming days. Airline and its key stakeholders are working towards finalization and subsequent implementation of the Bank-led Provisional Resolution Plan (BLPRP),'' the Airline's spokesperson was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Jet Airways is currently operating a curtailed schedule, having made certain proactive adjustments, bearing in mind the likely, yet interim non-availability of some aircraft in its fleet in the near future, he added.

Jet Airways, on the verge of going belly-up, has suspended operations on as many as 13 more international routes till April-end even as it grounded seven more planes due to non-payment of rentals, taking the number of such aircraft to 54.

Besides, the airline has also reduced frequencies on seven other overseas routes, mostly from Delhi and Mumbai, according to airline sources.

"... An additional seven aircraft including two planes of JetLite have been grounded due to non-payment of amounts outstanding to lessors under their respective lease agreements," the airline said in a filing to the stock exchanges late evening Friday. 

(With inputs from PTI)