August 14, 2019: Etihad Airways has said it will not reinvest in India’s Jet Airways, citing "unresolved liability issues" as the reason.
In another setback, Volcan Investments, the family trust of Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal has withdrawn exploratory expression of interest a day after he expressed interest in the grounded airline.
"The EoI for Jet by Volcan was exploratory in nature.
On further evaluation and considering other priorities, we intend to not pursue this further,” Agarwal said.
Earlier this year, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier had presented a conditional expression of interest to reinvest in Jet Airways as a minority stakeholder, with an agreed partner, but unfortunately, this did not materialise.
Etihad had acquired a 24 percent stake in Jet Airways in 2013, at a time when the airline needed significant financial support.