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Jet Airways’ hundreds of passengers were stranded at Mumbai airport after 10 flights cancelled; here's why

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 November 2018, 8:32 IST

Jet Airways’ 10 domestic flights were cancelled from Mumbai on Sunday due to which hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the city airport.

As per the reports, the flights were cancelled from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) due to some operational issues. While the airline source claimed that the flights were cancelled due to the pilots' scarcity.


 

“Jet Airways had to cancel a few domestic flights of date (November 18) due to operational reasons. Guests of the affected flights were duly informed about their flight status via SMS alerts. In accordance with regulatory policy, guests have been re-accommodated and or compensated,” the airline said in a statement.

The airlines also added that it feels regrets due to the inconvenience caused to its passengers.

According to the HT reports, the carrier has not been paying the salaries to the pilots, engineers and senior management regularly for the last some time.

Due to which the carrier has lost several good pilots. Also, many times pilots were forced to work overtime to fill up the shortage of the other pilots.

Therefore, airline failed to operate as many as 10 domestic flights on Sunday from Mumbai due to which several passengers were left stranded.

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First published: 19 November 2018, 7:42 IST
 
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