Jet Airways stock slips 3 pc ahead of board meeting

Shares of Jet Airways slumped over 3 per cent in morning trade on bourses Tuesday (April 16), ahead of the meeting where the management will seek guidance from the board on the next steps forward for the airline.

Shares of Jet Airways opened on a weak note at ₹254.50, then lost further ground and touched a low of ₹252 on BSE, down 3.74 per cent over its last close.

Similar movement was seen on NSE, where the stock opened at ₹255, then fell to a low of ₹252.10, down 3.66 per cent over its previous closing price.

Jet Airways chief executive Vinay Dube, in an internal communication, had said the lenders could not decide on the emergency funding and that the board of the airline will meet Tuesday (April 16) to take a call on the future.

“As you are aware, we have been working with the lenders to secure interim funding for our operations. The interim funding has not been forthcoming thus far, and as a result we have extended cancellation of international operations until April 18. The current status of our engagement with the lenders and other related matters shall be placed before the board tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, where the management will seek guidance from the board on the next steps forward. We will keep you updated on all critical developments,” Dube said in a mail.

Jet Airways pilots’ union, the National Aviators Guild had on April 14 deferred a decision to strike from Monday saying that it wanted to give more time to the airline ahead of the lenders’ meeting here.