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Less than 15 aircraft of Jet Airways currently operational, says Govt
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Less than 15 aircraft of Jet Airways currently operational, says Govt

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Less than 15 aircraft of Jet Airways are currently operational, Civil Aviation Secretary PS Kharola said on Wednesday.

On March 25, Jet Airways’ board approved a resolution plan formulated by SBI-led domestic lenders. Under the plan, lenders decided to take control of the airline and make a fund infusion of Rs 1,500 crore. But still the new system has not been fully operational.

Asked about the active fleet of the beleaguered airline, the Civil Aviation Secretary said here that "yesterday, it was 28".

The airline has around 119 aircraft in its fleet. In the last few weeks, the airline has been grounding its aircraft in tranches due to non-payment of dues to lessors. Till last month, the Mumbai-headquartered airline, which is now under the new ownership, had taken 54 planes out of operations due to lease rental defaults.