A major crisis at the struggling carrier Jet Airways was deflected Sunday after it’s pilot’s body National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) conceded to April 15 its call of halting operations.
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The decision was taken at an open house meeting of NAG individuals that occurred both in Mumbai and Delhi Sunday evening, an organization source said.
The NAG, which claims portrayal of around 1,100 pilots of the all-out 1,600 with the full-service transporter, a month ago declared that its people won’t fly from April 1 except if their pending compensation contribution were cleared and clearness on future payments was given by March 31.
Jet Airways has been defaulting on pay payments to pilots, engineers, and senior management since August a year ago.
The loss-making carrier, which is currently under the responsibility for drove consortium of banks following an obligation recast plan, Saturday said it could transmit just the rest of the measure of December pay to pilots and others.
Fly Airways engineers have also supposedly taken steps to prevent work from April 1 if their tax is not cleared by March 31.
However, the aircraft communicated its powerlessness to clear the staying three months contribution of the staff right away.
“The board of directors and the management team are working as fast as possible to implement the resolution plan agreed with the consortium of Indian lenders to quickly restore the much-needed stability to our operations and build a sustainable future for the airline,” Jet Airways chief executive officer Vinay Dube said in a communication to pilots and engineers Saturday.
“These are complex processes and it has taken longer than we had expected and as such we are only able to remit your remaining salary for December 2018,” he said.