11-Sep-2009 9:20 AM

Jet Airways pilots strike enters third day, over 200 more flight cancellations

Jet Airways reportedly entered talks to reach an agreement with pilot members of the National Aviators Guild (NAG) to reinstate the positions of retrenched pilots and end a simulated strike (The Times of India, 11-Sep-09). Jet cancelled 234 services, comprising 197 domestic and 37 international service on the third day of the action (Press Trust of India, 11-Sep-09). [more]

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) requested all domestic carriers retain fares at last week’s prices, following reports of significant price increases by carriers in response to Jet Airways' flight cancellations (Press Trust of India, 10-Sep-09).

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) stated (10-Sep-09) Jet is “holding the country to ransom”, not its pilots, which ITF expressed were retrenched for forming a union. ITF speculated Jet could shut-down. [more]

AirnetzCharter.com announced (10-Sep-09) it is offering a flight pool option with private aircraft, to transport stranded passengers resulting from Jet Airways' third day of flight cancellations. [more]

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