Jet Airways, the private sector airline struggling with crisis, has announced the suspension of flights on 13 more international routes by the end of April. Apart from this, the number of flights has been reduced on seven other international routes. Most of them are flights from Delhi and Mumbai to international destinations.
The routes on which the flights have been temporarily suspended include Pune-Singapore (seven times a week) and Pune-Abu Dhabi (seven in a week). Jet has already announced to postpone flights on the Mumbai-Manchester route.
Due to lack of funds and no relief package (bailout), the airline controlled by Naresh Goyal has reduced its 600 daily flight operations by one-fourth. In its fleet of 119 aircraft, only 33 percent are in operation. The airline has suspended Abu Dhabi (nine in a week), Dammam (14th week), Dhaka (11), Hong Kong and Riyadh (Seven-seven in a week) from Delhi.
Apart from this, Jet has also suspended flights from Bengaluru to Singapore route. On this route, the airline operates two flights daily. The flights that have been canceled from Mumbai for this period include Abu Dhabi (12 in a week), Dammam (14 in a week) and Bahrain (4-7 weekly). Sources said that the flights will remain suspended till April 30 on these routes.