Troubled airline Jet Airways is now not even a pale shadow of its former self. The airline, which was a few weeks ago had 119 aircraft, is now flying only 41 of them.
This number may have further nosedived as Jet late on Tuesday night informed Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that it has grounded six more planes due to non-payment of rentals. As a result, the airline is currently scheduled to operate about 140 flights a day — a far cry from the figure of 600 till a few months ago.
In Mumbai, the airline’s pilots union met on Tuesday and decided not to fly from April 1 unless their salary dues of the last three months were cleared or at least a letter of intent was signed for clearing dues by March 31. Read More