WhatsApp viral: Is Jet Airways really giving free couple tickets? Check out here


If you use WhatsApp then you might also had received a text claiming that Jet Airways is giving away free couple tickets to celebrate its 25th anniversary.  ‘Jetairways Airline is giving 2 Free Tickets to everyone, To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Click here to Get yours: jetaırways.com/tickets,’ the message read. The message got viral in no time that had forced Jet Airways to sort out the confusion.

Jet Airways on Thursday took to its Twitter to account to clarify that no such offers has been announced, Jet Airways said that it’s a fake news and had asked customers to not believe that.

The airline clarified on Twitter, “#FakeAlert There’s a fake link being circulated regarding ticket giveaways for our 25th Anniversary. This is not an official contest/giveaway and we advise caution. Genuine contests & giveaways are hosted only on our verified social media accounts, indicated with a blue tick.”

Earlier this month, Jet Airways also informed that the government has not given approval for the merger of its subsidiary Jet Lite with itself, nearly three years after the proposal was announced by the full service carrier.

The merger proposal was approved by the board of Jet Airways in September 2015 and was later cleared by the airline’s shareholders in April 2016.

In a BSE filing, the airline said the civil aviation ministry has not approved the merger of Jet Lite Ltd with itself. Consequently, the merger scheme stands revoked and cancelled, it added.

“Jet Lite (India) Ltd and Jet Airways (India) Ltd shall continue their respective operations as two separate legal entities with their respective Air Operator Certificates,” the filing said.

The specific reasons for the rejection of approval for the merger could not be immediately ascertained.

Sahara Airlines was renamed as Jet Lite.

A Jet Airways spokesperson said it respects the decision of the ministry on the proposed scheme of merger.

Jet Lite carried 1.84 lakh passengers in March this year and has a fleet of eight B737 planes, as per data available on the website of aviation regulator DGCA.

The airline flies to various destinations, including Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Coimbatore, Jaipur and Pune. It operates around 668 flights per week. In April 2007, Jet Airways had acquired Sahara Airlines for Rs 1,450 crore after an arbitration award and the latter was renamed as Jet Lite.

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