Jet Airways Pilots Agree To Fly Till April 15; Hopeful Of Receiving Salary

The NAG, which claims representation of around 1,100 pilots of the total 1,600 with the Jet Airways, last month announced that its members will not fly from April 1 unless their pending salary dues were cleared and clarity on future payments was provided by March 31.

New Delhi, India, March 31, 2019 —

Jet Airways has been defaulting on salary payments to pilots, engineers and senior management since August last year.

A major crisis at the struggling carrier Jet Airways was averted Sunday after its pilots body National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) deferred to April 15 its call of halting operations.

The decision was taken at an open house meeting of NAG members that took place both in Mumbai and Delhi Sunday afternoon, a guild source said.

National Aviator’s Guild Claims Representation Of 1,100 Pilots

The NAG, which claims representation of around 1,100 pilots of the total 1,600 with the full-service carrier, last month announced that its members will not fly from April 1 unless their pending salary dues were cleared and clarity on future payments was provided by March 31.

Jet Airways has been defaulting on salary payments to pilots, engineers and senior management since August last year.

Pilots Threatened To Stop Flying From April 1

The loss-making airline Jet Airways, which is now under the ownership of SBI-led consortium of lenders following a debt-recast plan, Saturday said it could remit only the remaining amount of December salary to pilots and others.

Jet Airways engineers have also reportedly threatened to stop work from April 1 if their dues are not cleared by March 31.

However, the airline expressed its inability to clear the remaining three months dues of the staff immediately.

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