Jet Airways Delays ECB Repayment Amid Liquidity Crunch
A Boeing Co. 737 aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. approaches to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Jet Airways Delays ECB Repayment Amid Liquidity Crunch

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Debt-ridden Jet Airways (India) Ltd., where lenders are set to take control under a resolution plan, said it has delayed repayment of overseas borrowing due to “temporary liquidity constraints”.

This is at least the fourth time that the airline has defaulted on debt repayment in recent months.

After weeks of speculations and uncertainties over the future course of Jet Airways, which has grounded over 80 planes due to financial woes, the airline’s board Monday approved a resolution plan formulated by State Bank of India-led domestic lenders.

“... the the repayment of the External Commercial Borrowing (ECB), availed by the company for working capital purposes, falling due on March 28, has been delayed owing to temporary liquidity constraints,” the airline said in an exchange filing.

The company has engaged with the lender in relation to the same, it added.

As part of the resolution plan, on Monday, Naresh Goyal quit as chairman of the embattled airline and the board also approved lenders taking control as well as immediate fund infusion of Rs 1,500 crore.

Also read: SBI Chairman Says Banks To Exit Jet Airways In Two Months

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