Jet Airways bailout plan: The complicated arrangement is on track to be voted through on February 21, in what would represent the rescue of one of the country’s most visible companies at a sensitive time, with India’s general election just weeks away.
Jet Airways is also behind on salary payments to pilots. The airline had agreed to pay the outstanding 25 percent of salary for October and 75 percent of November in January, while the remaining will be cleared in tranches by April.
In response to a query by the stock exchanges, Jet Airways said it has grounded one aircraft for scheduled termination of its engine’s lease and is also in the process of redelivering three aircraft to lessors due to the scheduled expiry of their respective lease terms.
Jet Airways has a fleet of 123 aircraft, including 86 Boeing 737s – including several variants such as 737 MAX 8, 737-700, 737-800, 737-900 and 737-900ER. Other aircraft operated by the airline include Boeing 777, ATR 72 and Airbus A330.
The passengers on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight suffered nose and ear bleeding on Thursday after the crew forgot to maintain cabin pressure. The flight had to turn back and the crew was taken off duty.
Domestic airlines have reported the number of technical snags they have experienced. Of them all, IndiGo's numbers jump out, because it first reported 340 odd snags and when rivals reported the number suspect, it was revised to over 14,000 snags.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Speaking on the on-going Sonu Nigam's Jet Airways controversy, singer Kavita Krishnamurthy supported her counterpart, saying that suspension was a harsh decision. Sonu Nigam recently made headlines for performing on medley of songs on the Jet Airways flight, following which the airline has suspended the entire cabin crew of that flight. The 'Bole Chudiyan' songstress, who has worked with a variety of music composers including R. D. Burman, Hamsalekha and A. R. Rahman, was recently spotted at a musical night 'Basant Ke Rang' held in the national capital. Others who performed at the event were singer Shabir Kumar, and `Uttaran` famed TV star Sreejita among others.