SpiceJet grounded

Indian LCC SpiceJet is reported to have grounded all flights after oil companies refused to refuel any of its planes.

18th Dec 2014


SpiceJet grounded

Indian LCC SpiceJet is reported to have grounded all flights after oil companies refused to refuel any of its planes.

"Not even a single flight has taken off this morning due to fuel supply issue with the oil companies," sources in SpiceJet told the BBC.

The carrier’s website said that “some” of its flights had been cancelled due to “operational reasons”.

The carrier’s parent company, Sun Group, does not have the liquidity to support the carrier and can do no more than provide a guarantee for a bank loan, according to Reuters.

The carrier operates a mixed Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400 fleet, with 42 737MAX 8s and 15 Q400s on order.

 

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