DGCA Approves Jet Airways’ Summer Schedule Only Till April 25
The summer schedule of flights of all other domestic airlines, barring Jet Airways, has been approved till Oct. 26.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation approved the summer schedule of flights of Jet Airways (India) Ltd. from March 31 to April 25 only, according to an official document.
The summer schedule of flights of all other domestic airlines such as Vistara, IndiGo, Air India and GoAir has been approved till Oct. 26, according to the document.
The summer schedule begins on March 31, 2019 for all airlines.
As per the international practice, the Indian aviation regulator approves two flight schedules in a year, namely, 'summer schedule' effective Sunday of the last week of March and 'winter schedule' effective Sunday of the last week of October.
A major crisis at the struggling Jet Airways was averted on Sunday after its pilots' body, National Aviator's Guild, deferred till April 15 its call for halting operations.
The NAG, which claims to represent around 1,100 of the 1,600 Jet Airways’ pilots, had announced earlier that its members will not fly from April 1, unless their salary dues were cleared and clarity was provided on future payments by March 31.
Consequently, the stake of promoter Naresh Goyal has come down to 25.5 percent from 51 percent, while that of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, which had a 24 percent stake in the carrier, came down to 12 percent.