Free meals to end on Jet Airways

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NEW DELHI, 6 December 2018: Financially troubled Jet Airways will stop meal service on domestic flights effective 1 January.

Reuters reported the decision would impact on domestic services but its “JetPrivilege” members will still be offered an infligt meal.

It’s all part of a massive campaign to cut costs and eliminate inefficiencies. The debt-laden airline, known for its premium services, has revamped its strategy to embrace the low-cost airline model at least on domestic routes.

The airline has suffered three consecutive quarterly losses this year blamed mainly on rising cost of aviation fuel.

Jet Airways is expected stop flight operations to Gulf routes to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Muscat although the airline has still to confirm the news. It is planning to cut 40 flights a week on nine Gulf country routes.

Earlier this week, it had to cancel 14 flights in a single day after some pilots called in sick over non-payment of remuneration.

Etihad Airways, which owns 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways, is apparently having talks on possibly increasing its stake in the airline.

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