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Jet Airways grounds east, NE ops; cancels international flights

Airline now operates just 14 planes, down from 124 at its peak; govt awaiting DGCA report to decide whether the airline can continue to fly on international routes

EastMojo News Bureau

New Delhi: Cash-strapped Jet Airways on Thursday decided to ground its services to and from the east and Northeast regions and cancelled its international operations for a day.

The development came after the airline informed the exchanges that it was forced to ground 10 more planes due to non-payment of rentals to the lessors.

"Jet Airways flights to London, Amsterdam and Paris from Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru scheduled for April 12 are cancelled for operational reasons," an airline source close to the development told PTI.

The airline will not operate on the Bengaluru-Amsterdam-Bengaluru route on April 13 as well. Earlier in the day, the airline announced grounding of 10 more planes due to non-payment of rentals to the lessors.

Jet Airways officials later said that its Mumbai-Kolkata, Kolkata-Guwahati and Dehradun-Guwahati via Kolkata stood cancelled for Friday due to "operational reasons".

Jet Airways has grounded more than 80% of its planes from 124 in December last year. It has defaulted on loans, payments to vendors and laid off employees.