In the past two months, Jet Airways has trimmed its fleet by 28 flights and will ground more aircraft in March because of the non-payment of rentals, reported the Economic Times.
Eight ATR turboprop jets, a Boeing 737 Max recently has been grounded, a Boeing 777 and an Airbus A330 plane, and seven Boeing 737 NG planes are among the 40 odd aircraft that are in the process of being taken off the fleet, ET suggested.
Jet has grounded some planes after the notices confirmed from unpaid aircraft lessors, some for lack of spare parts, and the remaining have been returned to lessors.
“Jet Airways clarified that your information on the airline’s number of aircraft that stand withdrawn from operations as on date, due to various listed reasons, is incorrect”, a Jet Airways spokesperson talked about the number of planes being taken off its fleet. “Consequently, the airlines has undertaken certain proactive adjustments to its flight schedule and is keeping tis guests informed of these interim changes, offering them alternate choices, including re-accommodation on the airline’s alternate flights, in line with applicable guidelines,” he added.
Speaking to BSE, the airline talked about that seven more planes have been grounded.
“Due to non-payment of amounts outstanding to lessors under their respective lease agreements, Jet Airways will have to keep the seven planes halted.
On Wednesday, Jet Airways partner Etihad Airways’ CEO Tony Douglas met the Indian airline’s top lender State Bank of India to discuss the regular plans which includes raising its share capital, making lenders the majority shareholders, and then fresh shares to be subscribe by existing shareholders.