Monday, December 03, 2018

An ongoing salary row reportedly forced India’s Jet Airways to cancel over a dozen flights as its pilots called in ‘sick’

Amid financial troubles and an ongoing salary row, Jet Airways on Sunday, cancelled over 14 flights as its pilots reported in ‘sick’ in protest over an ongoing salary discord, Press Trust of India reported.

However, the airline has maintained the flights were cancelled because of ‘unforeseen operational circumstance,’ and not pilot protest. The airline reportedly paid some of its pilots and senior executives only 75% of their salary for September and still owed them their salaries for October as of 21 November, Mint reported.

In a bid to cut losses, the private carrier will also pull flights operating on seven gulf routes, starting Wednesday, PTI reported. These flights included 39 services from domestic Indian cities to Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha. Currently, the airline has one service functional on each of the routes — Kochi-Doha, Mangalore-Abu Dhabi, Mangalore-Dubai and Lucknow-Abu Dhabi, among other services.
03/12/18 Business Insider

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