Pilots of the Jet Airways will stop flying from April 1, as the cash-strapped airline has not paid them salaries for four months from December. The pilots of Jet Airways will stop flying from April 1, since the airline has not got the interim funding from lenders due to which they have not been told about their four-month salary dues.
According to sources, the pilots have decided to go on strike since the airline has not got the interim funding that was supposed to clear their salary dues. However, the strike can be averted only if Jet airway makes salary commitment in next two days and clears some immediately.
“Dear Members, part of expected interim funding from SBI was supposed to be actioned on Friday, March 29. Unfortunately, the transfer hasn’t taken place, so no update on salary payment from management. Collective decision of pilots taken at Mumbai & Delhi open house effective Apr 1 prevails,” the National Aviators’ Guild (NAG), union of Jet Airways’ Indian pilots told members on Friday night.
The airline is going into debt and have not paid salary to pilots, crew members, aircraft maintenance engineers and senior management of the past four months since December.