Two grounded airlines in a decade call India boom into question


Jet Airways India Ltd., the second local carrier to ground its entire fleet in the past decade, is casting a shadow on India’s booming aviation sector.

Once the nation’s biggest airline by market value, Jet Airways’ shares nosedived by a record 31 percent on Thursday in Mumbai after saying it would suspend operations on a “temporary” basis as it ran out of money. A

severe cash crunch had pushed Vijay Mallya’s indebted Kingfisher Airlines to ground its planes in 2012. It never flew again and Mallya is still fighting his extradition to India from London. Read More

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