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SpiceJet in crisis

  • SpiceJet, Mahesh Sharma, Passengers, Aviation ministry

    The airline's flights have been grounded since morning after oil companies refused supplies despite a request from the civil aviation ministry to extend 15-day credit.

  • SpiceJet, Mahesh Sharma, Passengers, Aviation ministry

    There were no departures nationwide as the airline is reportedly yet to pay its main supplier Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (BPCL), which has already put SpiceJet on a cash-and-carry basis for the past few months.

  • SpiceJet, Mahesh Sharma, Passengers, Aviation ministry
    Photo: Kamlesh D Pednekar

    Mumbai airport saw only two SpiceJet arrivals this morning -- from Goa and Dubai. In Chennai, the airline cancelled its flight to the Andaman Islands, leading to angry protests by passengers.

  • SpiceJet, Mahesh Sharma, Passengers, Aviation ministry

    Return flights from Port Blair to Chennai and Kolkata have also been cancelled, adding to the hardships of the stranded passengers.

  • SpiceJet, Mahesh Sharma, Passengers, Aviation ministry

    Minister of State of Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) & Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma taking to media outisde the Parliament House in New Delhi.

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