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The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) & PM's Office Calls Urgent Meeting On Crisis-Hit Jet Airways

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 12 2019 7:01PM
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) & PM's Office Calls Urgent Meeting On Crisis-Hit Jet Airways
New Delhi ,April 12 (HS): The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Civil Aviation Secretary have called an urgent meeting on Jet Airways . Government officials have previously expressed concern about the loss of jobs at the Airline and on the prospect of higher airfares if Jet Airways collapsed. Incidentally, the stake sale bid invited by the SBI- led consortium of bankers, which manages the day-to-operations of the airline, also closes by the end of the day Friday, after being extended by two days.Airline founder Naresh Goyal, the UAE carrier Etihad Airways, Air Canada and the country''s national investment fund among others are reported to have submitted bids, according to media reports. The move comes after Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu earlier in the day tweeted that he has directed the Secretary for Civil Aviation to review the issues concerning Jet Airways and take required steps to minimise passenger inconvenience.The airline on Friday also announced the suspension of its international flights till the weekend. The Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the meeting, TV channels said quoting sources. Government officials have previously expressed concern about the loss of jobs at the airline and on the prospect of higher Indian airfares if Jet Airways collapsed. Hindusthan Samachar / Radha \
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