Working towards saving costs amid its financial crisis, Jet Airways has been cancelling several flights. In the previous month alone, 19 aircraft were reportedly grounded as a result of non-payment to lessors.
More cancellations are expected in March as well and generally, when an airline cancels a flight due to some exigencies, other airlines accommodate the passengers in their flights. The airline, which has got its flight cancelled, has to pay other airlines for passengers accommodated.
However, Air India on Friday said that it will not accept passengers from cancelled Jet Airways flights until further notice.
"With immediate effect and till further notice, Jet Airways (India) Limited and Jet Lite Limited documents (including FIM and endorsed/involuntary rerouted/rebooked/exchanged/reissued) are not to be accepted for travel on Air India flights," said an order of Air India dated March 1. FIM stands for Flight Interruption Manifest.
Due to non-payment, around 15 aircraft of Jet Airways have been grounded by the lessors at present according to a PTI report. With a current debt of around Rs 8,200 crore, the carrier has been trying to raise funds for its operations.
Additionally, its pilots have been threatening action as there have been delays in salary payment.