Over 1000 pilots of Jet Airways decide not to fly

Mumbai | Over 1000 pilots of the cash-strapped Jet Airways have decided to stop flying starting from midnight, as a protest for their pending payments.

All the pilots in the union body of Jey Airways, National Aviator’s Guild have decided not to fly.

“The flights will stop from midnight, the meeting will be held tomorrow,” said Captain Karan Chopra, Head of the National Aviators Guild. The pilots and engineers of the Jet Airways have not been paid for three months and the government should step in now, he said, as reported by NDTV.

However, it is unclear whether the pilots not in the union will work or not.

The NAG claims representation of around 1,100 pilots.

With more than $1.2 billion bank debt, Jet Airways has stopped most of its international flights over the last week and is yet to receive a loan of about Rs. 1,500 crore as part of a rescue deal agreed in late March.

International operations have been temporarily shut down, and Jet Airways has already cut down most of its fleet, which contains only 6 to 8 flights as of now.

Two days ago, Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had called a meeting to review the situation.

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