The financial turmoil in Jet Airways is set to reduce 14 flights from the city. As per summer schedule that will become effective from April 16, the maximum number of flights from city airport will be 74 on Sundays,while minimum of 66 flights will operate on Tuesdays. At present, 88 flights are in operation. There are two major reasons for expected drop in number of flights from city airport. The ongoing civil work of runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and Jet Airways’ financial fiasco have put several flights on hold.
This has adversely affected growth of aviation sector. Aryama Sanyal, director Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, said Jet Airways has suspended flights. This has reduced flights’ operation. Similarly, as against the previous plan, the airlines like Vistara failed in rolling out flights from the city.
Jet Airways has suspended six flights for Mumbai and two each for Ahemdabad, Vadodara and Jodhpur. IndiGo has suspended two Bengaluru flights. Seven airlines operating from the city include Air India, Air Asia, Alliance Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite and TruJet. One aircraft of IndiGo and two aircrafts of TruJet make a night halt at city airport.