Amid uncertainty over the future of the debt-ridden Jet Airways, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is learnt to have called an urgent meeting to discuss the situation on Friday. The meeting is likely to be chaired by the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The development comes hours after Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directed officials to review issues concerning Jet Airways, which has been operating with less than 20 aircraft. “Directed Secretary MoCA to review issues related to Jet Airways. Asked him to take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety,” Prabhu tweeted in the morning. The aviation secretary said, “Jet Airways is currently flying 11 aircraft; we have asked it to take into consideration issues of passengers.”