Shady players, aviation scam and the boom and bust of airlines in India

Lalit Shastri The fate of now closed Kingfisher Airline, Air India’s huge debt burden and the latest grounding of Jet Airways raises several burning questions. The merger of Indian Airlines with Air India and the reckless acquisition of aircraft by these airlines ahead of their merger and many related issues has put the former Union… Read More Shady players, aviation scam and the boom and bust of airlines in India

Jet Airways is grounded as consortium of lenders refuse to fund critical services

Newsroom24x7 Network Mumbai: Late night this past Tuesday 16 April 2019, Jet Airways was informed by the State Bank of India (SBI), on behalf of the consortium of Indian Lenders, that they were unable to consider its request for critical interim funding. Since no emergency funding from the lenders or any other source was forthcoming,… Read More Jet Airways is grounded as consortium of lenders refuse to fund critical services

Three FIRs by CBI and how Air India went in the red

Lalit Shastri The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday, 29 May 2017, registered three cases (FIRs) and one Preliminary Enquiry against Air India, “unknown” officials of Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and others on orders of Supreme Court of India in response to an SLP by Centre for Public Interest Litigation. This SLP (Civil) [No. 25545… Read More Three FIRs by CBI and how Air India went in the red