Sunday, January 06, 2019

Jet Airways managers yet to get Dec salaries; airline says payments cleared

Mumbai: Managers at Jet Airways will now get their December 2018 salary late, said a source in the airline. Salaries of pilots, engineers and senior management were already being paid in instalments for the past few months, as the airline faced pressure to settle overdue payments to lenders and vendors.

The airline’s management wrote an email to employees on Friday evening, informing them about the delay. The email also said the new date of salary payment would be communicated next week.
However, a few hours later, the email was recalled. The airline claimed there was no delay. “Jet Airways would like to clarify that except for the informed groups, all salary payments are up to date,” the airline said in response to a query.
Sources at the airline said the ground staff and cabin crew have already got their December 2018 salaries. Top executives, pilots and engineers are yet to receive 25 per cent of their October 2018 salary. They have been assured payment in January this year.
The airline said last month salary payments would normalise by April this year, and pilots, engineers and senior management would get their March salary in full, in April.
06/01/19 Aneesh Phadnis/Business Standard