PMO reviews Jet Airways crisis

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New Delhi, April 12

Cash-strapped Jet Airways will fly six to seven aircraft on both days this weekend on domestic routes, Aviation Secretary PS Kharola said today.

He also said the airline has been told to ensure that passenger issues are taken into consideration while it deals with the situation. It has also been told to alert passengers about flight cancellations 48 hours in advance, Kharola said.

“Jet had a meeting with bankers. It has put forth demand of funds. It is currently flying 11 aircraft and will fly six to seven aircraft domestically on both days this weekend. We have asked it to take into consideration issues of passengers,” the Aviation Secretary said.

Currently, Jet Airways is operating less than 50 domestic flights per day. The official said the airline has suspended its international operations till Monday.

As the crisis in the private airline deepened, the Prime Minister’s Office called an urgent meeting to discuss the situation, an official source said.

According to sources, the meeting has been called after Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the secretary of the department to review issues concerning Jet Airways.

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