Cash-strapped Jet Airways has been forced to cancel all seven flights from the city due to non-payment of lease agreements of its planes. The carrier, which was founded more than 25 years ago, has already suspended international operations till April 18.
In Nagpur, the airlines has 41 employees, who are eagerly waiting for situation to turn normal. However, staff morale in crisis-hit Jet Airways hit a new low, with more and more employees convinced that the airline is all set to fold up. With no interim funds coming from the lenders and suspension of all its operations imminent, they have lost all hopes and are bracing for tough times ahead.
The only flight which was operational from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport was between Nagpur and Allahabad. However, this flight too has been cancelled by the airlines till May 5. Three flight to Mumbai, two to Delhi and one to Indore were cancelled earlier by the cash strapped firm.
Refund to people who had booked tickets in advance is another major challenge faced by Jet Airways. Arrival of cargo from Jet too has hit. Sources said, Mihan India Ltd (MIL) used to get a revenue of rs 80 L lakh from Jet.