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Jet Airways to settle US case for $10,000

The Indian carrier “has paid the fine as per the order”,a Jet spokesperson said in a statement in New Delhi.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Washington | Published: November 5, 2013 12:34:47 am

The US transportation regulator has imposed civil penalties of $10,000 on Jet Airways after the Indian carrier agreed to settle a case related to its failure to provide accurate information on a tarmac delay.

Jet Airways reached a consent settlement with the US Department of Transportation,according to an order issued by the regulator late last month.

The Indian carrier “has paid the fine as per the order”,a Jet spokesperson said in a statement in New Delhi.

The incident occurred in 2011 when a dozen airlines were forced to divert due to bad weather to Bradley airport,north of New York,which was not a regular diversion airport for Jet Airways.

Since Bradley was not a regular diversion airport for Jet,the carrier did not have a coordinated contingency plan with the airport.

The issue related to Jet Airways’ failure to provide accurate information to the regulator on the tarmac delay on October 29,2011.

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