A Jet Airways flight seen grounded in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Source: BloombergQuint)

Jet Airways’ Pilots Threaten To Stop Flying From April 1

The umbrella body of the domestic pilots of the nearly-crippled Jet Airways (India) Ltd. threatened to stop flying from April 1, if the resolution plan is delayed and salary dues are not cleared by the end of this month.

The decision was taken at the annual meeting of Jet Airways’ domestic pilots body National Aviators Guild after a meeting in Mumbai lasting for over 90 minutes.

The guild, which came into being almost a decade ago, represents around 1,000 domestic pilots at the airline.

"If there is no proper clarity on the resolution process and salary payments, by March 31, we will stop flying from April 1," the guild said.

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Having failed to get any assurance from the management on salaries, the guild last week had written to Union Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar, seeking his intervention.

Meanwhile, Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday also directed his secretary to hold an emergency meeting on the debt-ridden airline that has been cancelling flights abruptly following grounding of a large part of its fleet.