*******UPDATE: Local media are now reporting that Jet Airways has suspended all international services for the next two days.*****
Singapore Changi airport has confirmed that Jet Airways has suspended flights to and from the Southeast Asian hub.
In a tweet the airport said:
“#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 ([email protected]) for available options.”
The airline operates flights from Bengalaru, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune to Changi.
Meanwhile Dutch website luchtvaartnieuws.nl reports that Jet is suspending flights between Amsterdam Schiphol and Toronto.
Recent financial problems have forced the carrier to suspend a growing number of flights, including its Manchester-Mumbai service.
The Times of India today reports that Jet Airways is currently only operating 14 of its of its fleet of over 100 aircraft.
State-run banks have taken a temporary stake in the airline to keep it running, with lenders laying out terms for potential bidders for the carrier.
Former Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal was forced to step down from his post last month, but is understood to be considering submitting a bid for the airline. The Economic Times reports that “As many as five companies are said to have submitted expressions of interest (Eo-Is) in picking up stakes in Jet Airways”.