Beleaguered carrier Jet Airways seems to be going from bad to worse, while the airline is inching forward on fumes waiting for emergency funding – the delay is continuing to cost the airline dearly. So far in the last 30 days:
- The airline’s fleet has reduced from over a 100 aircraft to around an estimated 15 today.
- Jet Airways cancels many international flights, All Abu Dhabi flights cancelled
- Jet Airways begins cancelling wide-body flights, Hong Kong, Manchester cancelled
- Jet cancels all Bangalore – Singapore and Delhi – Dubai flights
- Analysis: The questions being asked regarding Jet Airways
- After stalling for two months, Goyal step down from Jet Airways board
- List of candidates to lead the Jet Airways turnaround
- Why is the Jet Airways stake sale not receiving any expressions of interest?
As mentioned in the above articles, the airline’s widebody fleet of 777s and A330s has been largely unaffected in its operation. However, that too seems to have come to an end
Yesterday it was widely reported that a Boeing 777 of the airline was seized by a cargo handling company over non-payment of dues – the aircraft VT-JEW is still on the ground at Amsterdam. The company Worldwide Flight Services put out the following statement:
“A Jet Airways passenger aircraft was seized at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport today following a court order issued by Haarlem Court in favour of Worldwide Flight Services in relation to the outstanding payment of handling fees.
“We regret having to take this course of action and apologise for any inconvenience to the airline’s customers. We hope Jet Airways will be able to resolve this matter as quickly as possible.”
Bangalore – Amsterdam and Chennai – Paris flights cancelled?
Today it appears that the airline has cut their services on the Bangalore – Amsterdam and Chennai – Paris routes, both of which were operated with Airbus A330-300’s. While the airline’s status page shows the flighs as cancelled from today onwards, its booking page is still allowing bookings to be made on the flights.
These routes were launched about a 18 months ago as part of the airline’s effort to expand its international network and establish its third base in Bangalore.
Both flights have been reported to have high load factors, and their cancellation will be a severe blow to Jet.
The airline has also cancelled all its flights to Singapore.