Jet Airways' last flight lands in Mumbai, all operations suspended
New Delhi : Jet Airways’ last flight (S2 3502) from Amritsar to Mumbai landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) at around 12:20 am on Thursday, after the airlines suspended all its operations due to lack of funds.
The last nail on the coffin came as a rejection of Rs 400 crore emergency fund from the banks to keep the operation on for the airlines.
In a statement, Jet Airways announced on Wednesday that the last flight to be operated before the suspension of flight operations will be its 10.20 pm flight 9W-2502 from Amritsar to Bombay.
Earlier, Jet Airways had deregistered its four Boeing 737 planes, reducing its operational fleet even further.
On Wednesday morning, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had called for an emergency meeting to discuss the issues related to Jet Airways crisis.
With no liquid funds left, Jet Airways will be left with no options but to suspend all its operations from midnight Wednesday.
Founder chairman Naresh Goyal has already withdrawn from making a bid for a stake in the company.
On Monday, the company had communicated to its employees via a letter that all international flight operations will remain suspended till Thursday.
The pilots and other staff members have not received their salaries since December 2018.
In the past few weeks, Jet Airways has been grounding planes as lessors have moved to de-register and take back their aircraft, even though the company’s lenders have sought expressions of interest from potential investors in the company.