Cargo Agent Seizes Jet Airways’ Plane In Amsterdam Over Dues
A Jet Airways India Ltd. plane prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Cargo Agent Seizes Jet Airways’ Plane In Amsterdam Over Dues

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Adding to the woes of the crippled Jet Airways (India) Ltd., a European cargo services provider has seized one of its Boeing planes at the Amsterdam airport for non-payment of dues.

The aircraft was to operate a flight (9W 321) to Mumbai from Amsterdam on Thursday, a person aware of the development said.

The airline has grounded more than three-fourths of its fleet due to non-payment of lessors' rentals and is operating just about 25 planes out of its 123 earlier.

Due to a cash crunch, the airline has been paying only a portion of salaries to its over 16,000 employees. This forced some of its pilots on Tuesday to send a legal notice to the company, which is currently being helmed by a lender consortium led by State Bank of India.

The airline has confirmed the cancellation of the said flight attributing to "operational reasons".

In a statement, Jet Airways said flight 9W 231 from Amsterdam to Mumbai scheduled for April 10, has been delayed due to operational reasons.

The aircraft had flown to Amsterdam from Mumbai on Tuesday and was scheduled to return on Thursday, the person said.

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