Govt looks at providing Jet Airways’ unused airport slots to other domestic airlines

The government plans to provide unused airport slots of Jet Airways to other domestic airlines on an interim basis, a senior official said Wednesday, amid efforts to minimise flight disruptions. Cash-strapped Jet Airways, which is looking to raise fresh funds, has grounded at least 47 planes due to non-payment of lease rentals. Besides, many aircraft […]

Jet Airways flight safety at risk; maintenance staff writes to aviation regulator

As Jet Airways continue to ground aircraft and cancel significant number of flights, the airline’s aircraft maintenance engineers’ union wrote to the aviation regulator on Tuesday that three months of salary was overdue to them and flight safety “is at risk”. In a letter written to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Jet Aircraft Engineers […]

Holi offer: Jet Airways, GoAir, IndiGo offer discount, cashback; here’s how to book cheap flight tickets

Ahead of Holi, several airlines including Jet Airways, GoAir, IndiGo have announced discounts and cashbacks on domestic and international flights. While Jet Airways is offering all-inclusive fares starting Rs 1,165 to 37 destinations across the country, GoAir and IndiGo are offering tickets at Rs 1,699 and Rs 2599, respectively, on select routes. Jet Airways Along […]

SpiceJet passengers to get more flight options; budget carrier becomes IATA member

Budget carrier SpiceJet has become a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), it announced on Tuesday. With this, it has become the first Indian low-cost airline to join the association. “The IATA membership is also significant on account of SpiceJet’s plans to rapidly expand its international footprint,” the airline said in a statement. […]

‘Save Jet Airways from crashing into ground’: Govt’s clarion call to banks

India’s government has asked state-run banks to rescue privately held Jet Airways without pushing it into bankruptcy, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to avert thousands of job losses weeks before a general election, two people within the administration told Reuters. The finance ministry has in the past year sought regular updates from the banks, […]

Jet Airways cancellations may rise as govt warns of more aircraft grounding in coming weeks

The government on Tuesday warned against further attrition of Jet Airways flights as the situation is ‘dynamic.’ The airline has 41 aircrafts available for operation currently, of the 119 in total, DGCA said. “The DGCA reviewed the performance of Jet Airways on operational, airworthiness & passenger facilitation today. Current availability of aircraft in the fleet […]