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Jet Airways: Passengers with cancelled tickets not welcome, Air India says

Immediate effect. Air India has said all Jet Airways passengers with cancelled tickets will not be accepted for travel on its flights. (MEDIAINDIA PHOTO)

DELHI – As Jet Airways continue to face severe financial problems, Air India said Friday, March 1, it would not accept any passengers that have got cancelled tickets of the former airline, PTI has reported.

Generally, when an airline cancels a flight due to some pressures, other airlines accommodate the former’s passengers in their flights. The airline, which has got its flight cancelled, has to pay other airlines for passengers accommodated.

“With immediate effect and till further notice, Jet Airways (India) Limited and Jet Lite Limited documents (including Flight Interruption Manifest and endorsed/involuntary rerouted/rebooked/exchanged/reissued documents) are not to be accepted for travel on Air India flights,” said an order of Air India dated March 1.

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About 15 Jet Airways aircraft are grounded by the lessors due to non-payment.

Jet is trying to raise funds for its operations as it has a very heavy debt. Its pilots, too, have been threatening action because of delayed salaries.

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