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Fuel supply to Air India stopped at 6 airports over pending dues

Air India said flight operation have not been affected after fuel supply was stopped at the Cochin, Visakhapatnam, Mohali, Ranchi, Pune and Patna airports

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New Delhi: Oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Thursday afternoon stopped the supply of fuel to Air India at six airports due to non-payment of dues, said a senior airline official.

However, he said the flight operations of the airline are currently normal and unaffected.

The airports where the fuel supply was stopped by the state-owned OMCs at around 4 pm are Cochin, Visakhapatnam, Mohali, Ranchi, Pune and Patna, another official of the national carrier said.

Air India spokesperson said,”In the absence of equity support Air India cannot handle the huge debt service liabilities.”

“Our financial performance, however, this fiscal is very good and we are moving towards a healthy operating profit. The airline despite its legacy issues is performing very well,” he added.


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1 COMMENT

  1. What a shame. Southern Railway will stop cleaning its coaches because it is broke. Western Railway is placing the lives of Mumbaikars at daily risk by not having money to maintain / repair foot overbridges. I am certain – and I am not a reckless person – that Air India flights are taking off with safety corners being cut because funds are short. Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh …

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