Thursday, January 5, 2012

Grounded for life: JS Air finally closes its doors

[ via The Express Tribune ] 5 Jan


A year after a deadly accident killed 21 people, JS Air – reputed to be have been one of the leading chartered air service providers in Pakistan – has decided to shut down its operations after several of its customers were scared away towards its competitors, senior company officials told The Express Tribune.
JS Air crash - Nov 5 2010
“We were not making any money so there was no option but to cease the operations a couple of weeks back,” said Munawar Alam Siddiqui, chairman of JS Air. “All our clients switched to other service providers.”

JS Air’s downfall started when one of its Bombardier Beach 1900 aircraft crashed minutes after take-off from Karachi airport on November 5, 2010, killing all 21 people on board. The victims included 15 engineers from the Italian energy firm ENI who were going to Bhit gas field in Dadu.

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