One of India's largest carrier, Jet Airways, has temporarily shut down operations amidst financial crisis.
With deep sadness and a heavy heart we would like to share that, effective immediately, we will be suspending all our domestic and international flight operations.— Jet Airways (@jetairways) April 17, 2019
The airline, had been in service for 25 years. Its last flight took off on Wednesday. The suspension of the airline has rendered as many as 16,000 permanent employees jobless.
The entire country took to Twitter to share their memories with the airline and demand justice for the employees who now face an uncertain future.
You guys are a class apart. In a sector where people only complain when things go wrong, I always appreciated the extra service. Good luck.— Sanjay Manaktala (@smanak) April 18, 2019
You guys have given us great service over the years. Have been a jet loyalist for more than 7 years now. Will look forward to flying Jet soon again!— Vikram Chatterjee (@VikramChatterje) April 18, 2019
💔— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) April 17, 2019
When everything seems to go against you...Always remember aircraft take off against wind not with it...— Nachiket22 (@nachiketalonso) April 17, 2019
Had d privilege of flying with you for almost 20 years. The pampering, the taking care, the ways you went all out for delivering the best can never be replaced. On your 25th Anniv celebrated & it’s all past now. #DontGiveUp & fly back to remain the best. Good luck @jetairways pic.twitter.com/yanpfQwoku— Piyush K Dak (@DakPiyush) April 18, 2019
India has lost an icon in aviation, hard to believe it's come to this. Always had the best experience with you. Will miss you, really hope you can come back, strong and with robust leadership. Really feel for your staff too. Sad day for Indian aviation.— Ian Macdonald (@HigherLove7) April 17, 2019
One little known about @jetairways !!! It was also a queer airline. It had several members from the LGBT community. They were all out. It was an unsaid rule to not treat members of the queer community with disrespect. They championed equality. They championed love.— cow-kidhar? harish iyer (@hiyer) April 19, 2019
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!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 18, 2019
This is such a sad news. I really loved the professionalism, the service and the people of @jetairways. Hope things change for this airlines soon.🙏— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 17, 2019
Jet Airways temporarily shuts down all operations https://t.co/NHJPwHjvuY
India hopes Jet gets its wings back, and flies again.