Jet Airways pilots defer mass leave decision to April 15

NEW DELHI: The pilots’ union of Jet Airways on Sunday postponed, till April 15, their decision to go on mass leave to protest non-payment of salaries. The decision comes after Jet Airways on Saturday said it will soon pay the remaining December salaries to employees. “The pilots have decided that time should be given to […]

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Airlines responsible for their financial performance; government can’t interfere in day-to-day operations

By Manoj Rammohan NEW DELHI: Efficient operations and financial performance are individual responsibilities of carriers, and the government cannot interfere in their day-to-day operations, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said amid Jet Airways crisis and turbulent times of the domestic airlines industry. In view of intense competition, rising costs, shortage of pilots and grounding of […]

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SpiceJet launches 28 new flights

NEW DELHI: SpiceJet on Sunday announced that it has launched 14 new flights under the government’s UDAN scheme, connecting the “un-served” market of Jharsuguda and the “underserved” markets of Kishangarh and Lakhimpur to key metros and cities across the country. In addition, the airline stated that it has launched 14 other direct flights connecting metros […]

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Have enough pilots, operations won’t be impacted: Jet Airways

MUMBAI: Even as it tries to stave-off a proposed mass leave by a section of pilots, Jet Airways on Saturday said it has the requisite number of aviators to man its fleet currently under operation. “Operations on Monday are unlikely to be impacted,” an official said. “We have taken a note of the advisory sent […]

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Iceland’s WOW Air budget carrier collapses, cancels all flights

Iceland’s budget carrier WOW Air said it had ceased operations and cancelled all flights on Thursday, stranding thousands of passengers. The collapse of the troubled airline, which transports more than a third of those travelling to Iceland, comes after buyout talks with rival Icelandair collapsed earlier this week. “All WOW Air flights have been cancelled. […]

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‘Will fly 40 additional aircraft by April-end’, Jet Airways informs government

NEW DELHI: Jet Airways has informed the government that it has 35 aircraft in operation currently and it has set an “ambitious” target of flying additional 40 aircraft by the end of April, Civil Aviation Secretary P S Kharola said on Tuesday. For last few weeks, the full-budget carrier has been grounding its aircraft in […]

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Jet Airways’ new investor needs to bring Rs 4,500 crore capital: SBI official

NEW DELHI: A new investor in the cash-strapped Jet Airways will have to bring in about Rs 4,500 crore capital for running the airline, according to a senior SBI official. State Bank of India (SBI), which is the leader of the group of 26 lenders, will next month invite Expression of Interest from buyers willing […]

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