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Aviation Minister offers hope as Jet Airways sinks deep

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Amid dwindling hopes of Jet Airways' revival, Aviation on Friday exuded confidence that a solution would be found for the

"(We are) very confident that we can solve the problems at the now defunct carrier," said on the sidelines of an event here.

The statement has come days after a section of staff claimed to have received assurance from the for taking measures to resuscitate the carrier.

Running out of fuel, had on April 17 suspended its operations. Nearly 90 of its aircraft, out of 119, have already been de-registered with the lessors taking their possession.

Once a flagship carrier and a well-recognised brand globally, is now staring at complete shutdown in the absence of its shareholder or a new investor infusing fresh funds.

The employees of Jet Airways are hoping the government will help revive the carrier and has been meeting top functionaries, including Puri, ever since the NDA government returned to power last month.

Puri, a former diplomat, is the new Aviation In addition to aviation, he holds the portfolios of urban development as well as trade and commerce.

While he is of State (independent charge) for both aviation and urban development, serves as junior to Piyush Goyal in the

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 20:34 IST
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