Dec 3: Jet Airways, struggling to stay afloat, is set to cut down the number of services it has been providing in seven gulf routes. As per reports, the airlines will cancel around 40 flights a week from December 5.
Flights from various Indian cities to Gulf countries like Doha, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai will be cut down. This includes Doha-Kochi, Abu Dhabi-Lucknow, Abu Dhabi-Mangalore, Mangalore-Dubai, and Delhi-Muscat services.
The company is said to have decided to cut down services in uneconomic routes and add more services to profitable routes to adjust it with the market demands. This decision was taken post a complete review of its network.
The new strategy as part of this is to optimize Gulf operations and concentrate on connectivity at Mumbai and Delhi hubs. With this, the company will be able to offer greater options for their guests and will also be able to enhance asset utilization and resource productivity.
The company’s first daily direct service from Pune- Singapore will be on December 1. In the winter schedule, they also intend to enhance the Delhi to Bangkok, Doha, Singapore, Kathmandu and Mumbai to Doha, Singapore and Dubai services.
According to the reports, the company’s scale of operations will not be affected by the clearing out of the Gulf routes. The travel itineraries of guests will be affected by the changes made and the company has assured to make things right by taking proactive communication and re-accommodation to reduce the inconveniences.
The company has been in news for the financial crisis and its delayed payments to its employees including the pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, and senior management. The company is in talks with Tata Group, Etihad and Air France-Delta-KLM for investment.