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Aviation secretary meets representatives of airlines for reallocation of Jet Airways' international slots


The Ministry of Civil held a meeting on Friday with representatives of all domestic to discuss reallocation of grounded Jet Airways' international slots.

Though too is grappling with mounting debt but still running, Civil Secretary said preference will be given to the government-owned

Among Indian carriers, reportedly has the maximum number of international flights and serves 380 routes.

It operates 33 weekly flights to Chicago, New York JFK, San Francisco, and in the United States, besides 66 to London, Vienna, Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Madrid, Rome, Milan, and in

Before cash-strapped stopped operations on April 17, it served over 350 international routes. More than 85 aircraft of its 119-strong fleet have been de-registered, which means lessors with unpaid dues have been allowed to lease them to other

Other have officially given their preferences of slots vacated by But SpiceJet, GoAir, IndiGo, Vistara and Air Asia India do not have wide-bodied planes to fly on long-haul routes in and the

Hence most may end up getting these routes. However, private airlines may get routes like Dubai, Colombo or from and to Indian cities.

Meanwhile, is under the management control of State Bank of India-led consortium of lenders following a debt-restructuring plan. But no firm bids have come forth yet to revive the

Most of its senior executives, including and Amit Agarwal, have resigned from their positions.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 17:19 IST