As it awaits the much-needed capital to come out of the persisting financial crunch, air carrier SpiceJet has extended its flight cancellations till next month, affecting at least 329 flights.
This follows cancellation of over 1,800 flights, announced earlier this month by the Chennai-based airline, till December 31, 2014.
According to the latest update on the airline’s website, over 300 flights have been cancelled till January 31, 2015, which include mostly domestic flights and a few connecting Nepal and Afghanistan.
The airline, currently part of Kalanithi Maran-led Sun Group, has been going through turbulent times in recent months, mostly due to its growing financial troubles, while there have been talks of its original co-founder Ajay Singh coming back for its rescue.
Incidentally, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said today in the national capital that SpiceJet will have to itself resolve its financial problems and the government can only help in the process.
“The government is here to be helpful and the government can be helpful but the SpiceJet problem is its finances which it will have to sort out,” he told reporters.