New Delhi, April 10: An aircraft of debt-ridden Jet Airways was seized by a European cargo firm over non-payment of dues. Passengers of Jet Airways' Amsterdam-Mumbai flight 9W 231 are currently stuck at Holland’s Schiphol Airport after seizure of the aircraft. Fortunately, the action was taken before passengers could board the plan so they are waiting at Schiphol Airport. The aircraft was supposed to fly for Mumbai.
"Jet Airways' flight 9W 231 Amsterdam-Mumbai of Wednesday has been delayed due to operational reasons. Guests have been informed of the same and have been taken care of and served with refreshments during their wait. The airline will further update guests with revised timings. Jet Airways regrets inconvenience caused to its guests," a spokesperson of the airline said. Jet Airways Pilots Defer Decision Not to Fly, Sets April 15 Deadline.
The plan was scheduled to leave Amsterdam 11:35 am (local time) but is still stuck there. The airline is trying to make arrangments to bring back the passengers. The flight was fully booked. Jet Airways is now almost completely out of funds. On Tuesday, Jet Airways pilots union served a legal notice to the management of the airline over delays in the payment of salary.
Last Friday, Indian Oil had stopped fuel supply to Jet aircraft in India for some hours over dues. It again stopped fuel supply today.