Jet crisis worsens... passengers taken for a ride

Mumbai, April 14: Crisis-hit Jet Airways on Sunday said it has extended the cancellation of its west-bound flights -- to and from Amsterdam, London and Paris -- until April 16.

The airline had, on April 12, extended the suspension of its services to these destinations till April 15.

"Jet Airways would like to clarify that it has currently suspended operations to SAARC and ASEAN destinations, as well as to or from Toronto and Paris from Chennai. The airline has also cancelled its long-haul, west-bound operations to or from Amsterdam, London Heathrow, and Paris until April 16, 2019," a Jet spokesperson said.

The spokesperson also said that the airline has restricted sales on certain routes for a few days in order to re-accommodate guests "who have unfortunately been inconvenienced by the interim cancellations".

IANS had exclusively reported earlier in the day that Jet has stopped forward bookings for some of its international sectors, including those for east Asia.

At present, the airline is operating only 7 aircraft for domestic operations due to grounding of over 80 per cent of its fleet by lessors, which has resulted in the cancellation of several hundred daily flights, resulting in inconvenience for scores of passengers at various airports.

The airline's unpaid employees too are upset and they have taken out silent marches in New Delhi and Mumbai. 


IANS

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