Aviation

Passengers left stranded as airline suspends all international flights

Ali Coulton

Ali Coulton

Jet Airways has temporarily suspended all international flights, leaving passengers around the world stranded.

The struggling airline is currently only operating on 14 aircraft for domestic services until Monday when it will meet with its lenders and try to secure funding, according to the BBC

The Indian Aviation Ministry had previously said it would review the airline’s eligibility to fly internationally if its fleet fell below the minimum number needed to be eligible, the Times of India reported.

Jet Airways said in a statement on its Twitter earlier this month that it is still compliant with the guidelines.

The suspension has left passengers around the world stranded, with flights from London, Paris and Amsterdam among those grounded.

The airline flies 600 domestic and 380 international routes.

Meanwhile, Naresh Goyal, the Jet Airway’s promoter and former chairman has released a statement on Twitter to reassure staff and passengers.

Goyal said he has been humbled by the loyalty of his “Jet Airways family” and their “dedication beyond the call of duty”.

“In order to ensure they emerge unscathed from the recent disruption and continue to hold their heads up high with pride for having helped build what I truly believe is one of the world’s premier airlines, I have agreed to sacrifice my every control and interest in the airline with the sole aim to ensure the Jet family’s lasting welfare,” he said.

“I have no doubt that given the hard-earned legacy of warm Indian Hospitality and magnificent service… with all financial settlement in place, the airline will regain its rightful place in the company of the global greats.”

The airline has a debt of more than $1 billion and is seeking financial help to avoid collapse.

Travel Weekly has approached Jet Airways for comment but is yet to receive a response.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Travel Agents

“I’ve been quite overwhelmed”: Agent wowed by client support

While most travel agents have been busy repatriating clients and working on refunds, one advisor was presented with a golden opportunity.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Destination Gold Coast recruits celebs for postcard campaign

A host of celebs and tour operators have been suffering from writer’s cramp after the destination marketing agency asked them to pen 3,000 postcards to Aussie families.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Aloha Friday Wrap: HTA adopts important declaration, Hawaiian Airlines’ new cookbook + MORE

Have your clients been sorely missing the Hawaiian Islands? Lift their spirits with the latest Aloha Friday Wrap.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Hawaiian Airlines creates ‘Sharing Aloha Series’ cookbook

Due to the popularity of Hawaiian Airlines’ ‘Sharing Aloha Series’, the airline has created a downloadable recipe book with all of the dishes for fans to make at home.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s annual Cultural Festival to go virtual

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is not letting the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way of its annual Cultural Festival.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Hawaiian Airlines extends ‘Book With Confidence’ waiver

Hawaiian Airlines has extended its Book With Confidence waiver to cover any new bookings made through 31 July 2020.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Hawaii Tourism Authority adopts Aina Aloha declaration

Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has adopted the Aina Aloha Economic Futures declaration following a recent meeting of its board of directors.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

WATCH: The ‘new normal’ of flying between the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Airlines has shared a video to show the ‘new normal’ of flying between the Hawaiian Islands.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Linkd Tourism appoints new trade account manager

Here’s some positive recruitment news to offset some of the negative redundancy news that’s been doing the rounds in the travel industry lately.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

YIPPEE! Virgin launches new Aussie routes, brings back ‘Happy Hour’ sales

The only thing we at Travel Weekly love more than new routes is cheap airfares, and this story features both! Well, except wine, of course – we value wine above almost everything.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Flight Centre gains access to additional funding to offset COVID-19 impacts

Skroo’s stress ball has scored a well-earned break after Flight Centre managed to secure some much-needed funding.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Event hotels to give away 1,200 nights, Crystalbrook offers $100 bar tabs to interstate guests + MORE

Planning a domestic escape for your clients? Lucky for you, we’ve got a mix of deals, offers and openings to suit all tastes in this wrap.

Share

CommentComments