As Jet Airways goes on the block waiting for a buyer to take control of the beleaguered, cash-strapped airline, several domestic and international flights have been cancelled. Over 30 flights flying out of Bengaluru on April 12 and 13 have been cancelled. As per flight schedules checked by TNM, these are flights from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.
And not just Bengaluru, several flights from Hyderabad to Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru have also been cancelled. At least 20 flights from Chennai to Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru have been cancelled on April 12 and 13.
Nearly 30 flights from Mumbai to Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai have also been cancelled on April 12 and 13. Twenty-three flights from Delhi have also been cancelled.
A few flights are operational such as 9W 2462 and 9W 460 from Chennai to Mumbai on April 13, 9W 2416 from Bengaluru to Mumbai on April 13. Several flights across the country have been canceled. You can check here if your flight on April 12 or 13 has been cancelled.
When contacted, Jet Airways said that the airline was currently focusing on accommodating its passengers on other flights and ensuring their inconvenience was reduced.
According to reports, Jet Airways also cancelled long-haul West-bound international departures from Thursday night to Friday morning.
Singapore’s Changi Airport tweeted on April 11 that Jet Airways suspended its services to and from Singapore until further notice.
#ADVISORY: @jetairways (9W) has suspended its services to and from Singapore until further notice. Passengers are advised to contact their booking agent or the airline directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for available options.— Changi Airport (@ChangiAirport) April 11, 2019
Following grounding of flights due to unpaid dues, several jet flights were grounded bringing its fleet down to just 14 aircraft. As per rules, an airline needs to have a minimum of 20 aircraft to be eligible to operate international flights.
Till recently, the airline operated 26 aircraft, including Airbus A330s, Boeing 777s, 737-800 and ATRs, to various destinations like London, Toronto, Singapore, Amsterdam, Paris, Bangkok and domestic sectors like Mumbai-Delhi, among others.
The airline, which was recently taken over by lenders led by SBI, saw its founder and chairman Naresh Goyal step down and cede control of the airline.
With the deadline for Expression of Interest (EoIs) to bid for the airline ending on Friday, Naresh Goyal, state-run National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) and its stakeholder Etihad Airways have reportedly shown interest in the Jet stake sale.