PMO calls urgent meeting to discuss situation in Jet Airways

Amid uncertainty over the future of the cash-strapped Jet Airways, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today has called an urgent meeting to discuss the crisis in private airline Jet Airways, which is facing acute financial woes.

According to sources, the meeting has been called after Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the secretary of the department to review issues concerning Jet Airways.

The Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the meeting, TV channels said quoting sources. Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola are likely to meet officials of PMO.

Crisis-hit Jet Airways is facing acute financial crunch and has grounded several of its flights and stopped international operations.

The drastic measure was announced after the airline informed the exchanges that it was forced to ground 10 more planes due to non-payment of rentals to the lessors.

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