Running out of money, airline Jet Airways has suspended all its flights to and from Abu Dhabi from today.
Jet Airways is banking on funds infusion from Etihad for its survival.
According to a report by ToI, Etihad Airport Services in a notice has warned passengers of “minor disruption” due to the “short notice of flight cancellation”.
Since the past few years, Jet Airways and Etihad have become the largest in terms of passengers. A number of Jet Airways’ passengers on to and from Abu Dhabi flights are those which travel between India and western countries like Europe, Africa and America. This interim suspension of Abu Dhabi flights will affect transit passengers as well.
Although Etihad may start some extra flights between India and Abu Dhabi, it may not be able to accommodate all the passengers of Jet Airways’ cancelled flights.
Three years ago, atop of Etihad-Jet partnership, the combined networks of these airlines offered over 250 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and 15 cities across India. However, in the past few months due to deteriorating financial health, this number has drastically dropped.