The cash-strapped Jet Airways, which has been forced to ground over 50 per cent of its fleet due to non-payment of amounts outstanding to lessors, is regularly grounding aircraft as it unable to pay the lessors.
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said on microblogging website Twitter that he had asked the civil aviation secretary to hold the emergency meeting on the issues ailing the airline such as grounding of aircraft, advance bookings, cancellations and refunds.
In a letter, Goyal said he is "committed to have the process completed as soon as possible and restore much needed stability" to the airline's operations, and that he would make it a top priority to settle delayed salary payments for pilots and some other staff once a deal is finalised.
"As a minority shareholder, Etihad is working closely with Indian lenders, the company and key stakeholders to facilitate a solution for Jet Airways", a spokesperson for Etihad said on email.
The DGCA had a detailed meeting with Jet officials.
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"Jet Airways has cancelled all their flights from Abu Dhabi with immediate effect from March 18, 2019, due to operational reasons, further to the short notice of flight cancellation, HUB (Abu Dhabi) may face a minor disruption", said Etihad in a statement.
"It is a dynamic situation and there may be further attrition in coming weeks", the regulator said of the company's fleet. With 41 aircraft, the airline is now operating only around 150 daily flights. The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) made the disclosure after meeting Jet Airways' representatives.
The engineers' association said while the senior management was finding a resolution to be in the business, "we who inspect, troubleshoot and certify the public transport aircraft are in tremendous stress due to no-payment of salaries on time, since last seven months".
Earlier Monday, Jet Airways engineers' body wrote to aviation regulator DGCA, seeking its intervention in the recovery of their salary dues, saying non-payment was affecting their psychological condition which, in turn, was a "risk" to the airline's flight operations. "We have an impressive technical dispatch reliability of 99.5%, one of the highest in the industry".
The corrigendum from the association comes after it had written to the DGCA on the issue of overdue salaries.