Jet strike affects flights at BIA


Sources said, the airline that operates 26 flights daily to and from the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) saw seven flights to Mumbai, three each to Chennai and Pune and one to New Delhi being cancelled.

A large number of passengers who were booked on Jet were accommodated in flights of Air India and other carriers.
Jet which issued a release said it has taken all steps to minimise the inconvenience caused to the travelling public and is making all efforts to operate the maximum number of flights and  regretted the inconvenience caused to the guests and sought their support during this difficult phase.

“Due to the strike perforce, some flights may have to be combined or cancelled, for which Jet has made arrangements to accommodate guests on alternative flights. The airline’s website, call centre and Jet alert sms’es are providing updated information on the flight status. Efforts are also being made to update the flight status on news channels too” added the release from Jet.

However, passengers of few Jet Airways flights, operating in and out of BIA said they were not kept in the know of status of their flights until they reached the airport, despite claims by the airline on the contrary.

Meanwhile, national carrier Air India that also issued a release said it accommodated Jet Airways and Jet Konnect passengers, who were affected due to cancellation of flights at various domestic airports, on its scheduled flights, on Tuesday.

 A spokesman of Air India said that its officials at various domestic airports have been directed to extend a helping hand so that passengers are not left stranded and inconvenienced.  “Air India has, in fact, integrated the capacity available on its IC coded domestic flights, domestic leg of Air India’s international flights and seats on Air India Express so that maximum capacity available with it can be used for passengers affected by the cancellation of Jet Airways and Jet Konnect flights. The affected passengers were accommodated on flights operated by Air India on its domestic and international sectors,” he said.

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