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Jet Airways cancels all flight operations; last flight to operate today


on Wednesday cancelled all flights, including its international flights temporarily after failing to secure emergency funds from its lenders, according to a statement by the

The embattled said it took this decision after (SBI) on behalf of a consortium of Indian lenders informed on Tuesday night, that they were unable to consider its request for critical interim funding.

"Since no emergency funding from the lenders or any other source is forthcoming, the will not be able to pay for fuel or other critical services to keep the operations going. Consequently, with immediate effect, is compelled to cancel all its international and domestic flights. The last flight will operate today," Jet said in a statement.

The said it will inform passengers about the cancelled flights via text or mail and will also make other arrangements for them.

It also expressed the hope that the airline would resume function once again in the future post the bid finalisation process by SBI and other lenders.

"will now await the bid finalisation process by SBI and the consortium of Indian Lenders," the airline said.

The Airline is battling for survival and has yet to receive a loan of about Rs 1,500 crore as part of a rescue deal with

An SBI-led consortium has taken over the after and founder stepped down from the Board on March 25.

Burdened with high operating costs and a huge debt, the airline has been facing the biggest crisis in its history.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 19:48 IST