Jet currently flying less than 50 domestic
   Date :13-Apr-2019
 
CASH-STRAPPED Jet Airways is currently flying less than 50 domestic flights, a senior official of aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday. “Jet is currently flying less than 50 domestic flights. The airlines has 16 aircraft available with them for flying,” the official said. The official did not give the actual number of aircraft that are currently flying. The official said that the airline has suspended its international operations till Monday. SpiceJet on Friday announced it will induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on dry lease to bring down flight cancellations and expand the airline’s international and domestic presence.
 
The announcement comes at a time when airfares have been on an upswing across India for the last few weeks due to sharp decline in number of flights primarily caused by grounding of around 90 per cent of the 119-aircraft fleet of the cash-strapped Jet Airways. The availability of flights was also hit by pulling out of SpiceJet’s 12 “737 Max” aircraft in March over safety concerns following an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10. “Subject to regulatory approvals, the aircraft would begin joining SpiceJet fleet in the next ten days,” it added.