Jet Airways suspends operations on 13 international routes


Mumbai:  Crisis ridden Jet Airways has suspended operations on 13 international routes till end-April even as seven more planes are down due to non-payment of rentals.

This has taken the number of such aircraft to 54, reports said.

Airline sources said it has also cut down frequencies of air service on seven other overseas routes mostly from Delhi and Mumbai.

The sources said routes, where services have been temporarily withdrawn, include Pune-Singapore (seven flights a week), which was launched with much fanfare late last December, and Pune-Abu Dhabi (seven flights a week).

Jet Airways has already suspended services on the Mumbai-Manchester route.

The airlines said it has discontinued services from Delhi to Abu Dhabi (nine a week), Dammam (14 weekly), Dhaka (11), Hong Kong and Riyadh (seven each a week) up to April 30.

The airline has also suspended services on the Bangalore-Singapore route, where it flies twice daily, till April 30.

The flights which have been suspended from Mumbai for this period include services to Abu Dhabi (12 weekly), Bahrain (4-7 weekly), and Dammam (14 weekly). Source said these services will remain suspended till April 30.

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