Jet Airways Crisis Worsens, Pilots Threaten Strike From April 1 – UKMALAYALEE

Jet Airways Crisis Worsens, Pilots Threaten Strike From April 1

Wednesday 20 March 2019 4:26 AM UTC

MUMBAI March 20: Jet Airways’ pilots have threatened to stop flying from April 1 if the cash-strapped airline does not have a rescue plan in place by March 31, a trade union said on Tuesday.

The airline’s pilots union has also said that it seeks a proper roadmap from the airline by March 31 on paying their overdue salaries.

“We have decided that either the management lets us know about the progress of the resolution plan and the future of the company by March 31 or we will refrain from flying duties,” said NAG (National Aviators Guild) Vice President, Captain Asim Valiani.

The development comes after the government called an emergency meeting as the carrier – which has a debt of more than $1 billion – is struggling to make payments to its creditors and has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights as it fights competition, rupee depreciation and rising fuel costs.

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