Jet Airways has been witnessing a major crisis at the struggling since previous month and was averted Sunday after its in-house pilot body National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) postponed to April 15 giving a call of halting operations.
During the meeting which was held on Sunday, the decision was taken into a consideration, reported a guild.
Moreover, it has also be learnt that the NAG which claim representation of around 1,100 pilots of the total 1,600 with the full service carrier announced that the members will not fly from April 1 unless their pending salaries are not transferred with a clarity on future payments.
Jet Airways has been defaulting salaries of pilots, engineers, and senior management since August 2018. Furthermore it has been also reported that the engineers are threatened to stop work from April 1 if their dues are not cleared by March 31.
On this statement, airline responded its inability to clear the remaining three months dues of the staff immediately.
"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.