In Summary
  • Oil firms suspended fuel supplies to Air India aircraft at six Indian cities -- Pune, Ranchi, Patna, Mohali, Kochi and Vishakhapatnam on Thursday, an official confirmed.
  • The Indian government in 2018 had shelved plans to sell a 76-per cent stake in Air India after failing to attract any bidders.

Mumbai,

Air India called Friday for government help after oil companies stopped supplying the debt-ridden national flag carrier with jet fuel at six domestic airports due to late payment of dues.

"We have huge outstanding debts and are awaiting equity support from the government to maintain current operational levels," Dhananjay Kumar, spokesperson of Air India told AFP.

Air India owes three state-run oil firms more than 45 billion rupees ($630 million), Indian news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) reported on Friday.

FUEL SUPPLIES

Oil firms suspended fuel supplies to Air India aircraft at six Indian cities -- Pune, Ranchi, Patna, Mohali, Kochi and Vishakhapatnam on Thursday, an official confirmed.

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