Jet Airways appears to have suspended all international flights, as its financial crisis deepens.
Yesterday Business Traveller reported that the airline had suspended flights to Singapore, and local media reports suggest this has been followed by the suspension of all international services, including London.
Virgin Atlantic codeshares with Jet Airways between Heathrow and Mumbai, and the UK carrier is advising the following on its website:
“Due to the possible cancellation of Jet Airways services, we are offering our customers with connecting flights with Jet Airways the options to rebook, reroute or refund their tickets. This applies to Virgin Atlantic ticketed bookings only.”
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”.