New Delhi, Apr 16 : Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to review cash-strapped airline Jet Airways issues, especially increasing fares and flight cancellations. 'Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc. Asked him to take necessary steps to protect passenger rights and safety; and to work with all stakeholders for their well being,' Mr Prabhu tweeted.
The debt-ridden airline Jet Airways had on Monday extended the cancellation of international operations till April 18, due to no 'interim funding from the lenders'.
'As you are aware, we have been working with the lenders to secure interim funding for our operations. The interim funding has not been forthcoming thus far, and as a result of this we have extended cancellation of international operations through April 18,' airline CEO Vinay Dube said in a statement here. The Jet Airways Board is meeting today also to discuss the current status of engagement with the lenders and other related matters. (UNI)