Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations. Prabhu has also asked Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to take necessary steps to protect the rights and safety of passengers.
Jet Airways is grappling with acute financial crunch and is operating less than 10 planes besides temporarily suspending international operations. “Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc,” Prabhu said in a tweet.
Besides asking the secretary to take necessary steps to protect passenger rights and safety, Prabhu has called for working with all stakeholders for their well being.
In other news, Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal has decided not to bid for acquiring a stake in the cash-strapped airline, sources said April 16.