Jet Airways suspends international flights

The Indian carrier Jet Airways has suspended international flights.

According to reports, the airline has cancelled all international flights until Monday. In a listing of cancelled flights on the airline’s website, flights from India to London, Amsterdam and Paris have been cancelled between 12 April and 15 April, the airline has apologised to passengers for the inconvenience caused.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has tweeted: “We are aware that Jet Airways has suspended its international flights today. If you have booked directly with Jet Airways, contact the airline for further information. If you have booked with a travel agent, contact your agent for support.”

India’s Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has asked for a review of Jet Airways and tweeted: “Directed Secretary @MoCA_Gol to review issues related to Jet Airways. Asked him to take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety.”

According to a filing to the National Stock Exchange of India by the airline on 11 April, 10 aircraft were grounded due to non-payment to lessors under their respective lease agreements.

In March a consortium of Indian lenders, led by the State bank of India (SBI) became majority shareholders of the struggling Jet Airways. As part of the Resolution Plan, the lenders would provide an immediate interim funding support of INR 1500 crore to Jet Airways, and the company would engage with payment intermediaries for the release of “trapped cash.”

According to reports the airline is searching for investors and the deadline for bids has been extended to Friday.

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