Rishi Kapoor who is currently in US for his treatment took to his Twitter handle to post a heartfelt message for Jet Airways, that announced its temporary suspension of operations on Wednesday.
Kapoor wrote: "My heartfelt wishes for the Jet Airways people. You have served us with utmost love and care. Thank you. Sorry for this chaos. All will be good!" [sic]
'Kapoor and Sons' actor Rishi Kapoor had been a frequent flyer with the airlines. On May 5, 2018, he had posted wishes as Jet Airways completed 25 years. He had then wrote: "Happy “25th”Birthday - Jet Airways. We go a long way back! Congratulations 🎈🍾🎊🎉 Just boarding for Chandigarh"
To which Jet had replied: "Thank you very much, Mr. Kapoor. It's been an honour & a privilege to have you on board every time. We look forward to your continuous support for years to come! 🙂 #25YearsOf9W" [sic]
Here's the post -
Coming back to Jet Airways, the airlines released a statement: "With immediate effect, we are compelled to cancel all our international and domestic flights. The last flight will operate today," Jet Airways informed the exchanges. The airline said the decision follows the lenders refusing to offer a lifeline.
"Since no emergency funding from the lenders or any other source is forthcoming, the airline will not be able to pay for fuel or other critical services to keep the operations going... and has decided to go ahead with temporary suspension of operations," the airline said.
After a board meeting on Tuesday, April 16, the management had authorised chief executive Vinay Dube to make one last appeal to the lenders for an emergency Rs 400 crore funding, and if not the demand is not met, take a final call on the future of the airline on Wednesday.
Late last night, Jet Airways was informed by State Bank of India, on behalf of the consortium of lenders, that they were unable to consider its request for critical interim funding, the airline said in the statement.