Jet Airways Pilot strike


​11 August 2014 Pilot's threaten strike action. No date set, just threat. Airline owes back salaries. Airline has been reporting losses lately.

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January 29, 2013 Jet Airways technicians unhappy with hours and wages.

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Last year
26 May 2012 Jet Airways picking up all the international flights from Air India and Kingfisher economictimes.indiatimes.com

14 May 2012 Jet Airways pilots  back striking Air India pilots but are not on strike.

old stuff
March 2012 Back in the news today Jet Airways pilots wearing black arm bands in response to being paid 15 days later on average than they should be.

Late Saturday, 12, September, 09 STRIKE OVER.
Saturday,12, September, 09 Day 5, still on strike flights cancelled after a nine hour long meeting yesterday.  Tallks will start again this evening.  Pilots are ready and waiting to fly.

11, September, 09 First meeting face to face with management. Pilots reached a broad understanding that may help end the labor dispute that has seriously disrupted the Indian airline’s flight schedule since Sept. 8, Press Trust India reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation? Reinstatement of four sacked pilots and the agitating pilots agreeing to resume duty. 

10/9/09 5 more pilots fired.  200 flights canceled today. Strike will continue tomorrow.

9/9/09 Pilots still out today, most flights international and domestic cancelled.

8, September, 09 So much for yesterday's announcement.  Today Jet Airway's 650 pilots went on a massive sick-out! Sanganer Airport worst hit.
Half of Jet Airways 26,000 passengers were disrupted. Along with passengers from JetLite.
JetLite pilots are not part of this protest.
Domestic flights were able to operate till about noon today. 130 flights cancelled. What does Jet Airways have to say?  JetAirways site
Air India stepping in for stranded passengers.

7, September,09 Meetings held today and will continue till the 14th. Per NAG"We have withdrawn our proposed strike"

31, August, 09  Management and pilots met today.  Neither side flinched, stalemate. Pilots will strike even though it's illegal.

27, August,09 The office of the deputy labour commissioner, central, under the ministry of labour and employment, states that the newly formed National Aviators Guild (NAG) cannot go on strike while conciliation proceedings are in process.

The labour commissioner has called for talks between the union and the airline management on 31 August.

8/21/09 Jet Airways pilots have given notice for an indefinite strike from Monday, 7, September, 09. Starting at midnight. Pilots want reinstatement of two fired pilots by the airline. Airline will be left with 139 pilots, Expats,trainees and senior pilots. 

8/13/09 Introduces Mumbai to the capital of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays onboard a Boeing 737-800.

8 /8/09 Jet Airways pilots threaten strike or industrial action in a week or two. Management fired two senior pilots without a specific reason
Pilots decided to form a union and one of the two the general secretary of the union, National Aviators' Guild (NAG), and the other was the assistant secretary. The union has 630 members
Pilots, affiliated to the Society for the Welfare of Indian Pilots (SWIP) and NAG, decided on Thursday to wait for seven days before initiating action. SWIP also appealed to the management to reinstate the terminated staffers.


7 January, 2009 Delays at Jet Airways due to transportation strike.

Mumbai: Though pilots and cabin crewmembers escaped direct cuts in their salaries, Jet Airways has gone ahead with major cuts in allowances that flight captains, co-pilots and crewmembers are entitled to. Generally these allowances are in the form of layover allowances and monthly and yearly overtime hour allowances.

According to a Jet Airways pilot, while earlier a flight captain was entitled to between Rs 3,500-4,000 per night as a domestic layover allowance and a co-pilot entitled to Rs 1,500 per night for the same, the same has been stopped with effect from this month.

As far as international layover allowances are concerned, the daily amount has been decreased to $140 per night for flight captains from $200. For co-pilots, the same has been brought down to $100. A layover allowance stands for the grant given to pilots and cabin crewmembers on a per day basis for overnight stays outside their home cities. For pilots, even their over-time allowances have been discontinued by the airline.

When contacted about the cuts in the allowances of pilots and cabin crew staff, a Jet airways spokesperson said that the allowances have been rationalized as per international standards. Also in the firing line are Jet’s cabin crewmembers — over 800 of who escaped from a lay-off move by 

10/21/08 Goyal’s Jet Dream! dnaindia.com

10/16/08  Kolkata crew too joins hands with airport workers’ union against Jet’s ‘illegal’ termination  indianexpress.com

10/14/08  Jet Airways lays off 600.  indianexpress.com

10/13/08 India's largest private-sector carriers Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines strike alliance.

9/30/08 Jet Airways Honoured As “Best Indian Airline” At The Prestigious Business Traveller Awards 2008

9/22/08 Following the popularity of prepaid meals for business fliers, IndiGo now plans to allow other customers to prepay for meals at the time of booking itself. “As such, corporate travellers who fly Kingfisher Red can benefit from the special pricing packages that are offered to corporate clients,” said Hitesh Patel, executive vice-president at Kingfisher Airlines. But the airline is not considering waiving rescheduling or cancellation charges for now, he said..livemint.com

9/19/08 Jet Airways to launch direct, daily flights between Thiruvananthapuram and Muscat  

9/19/08 Private equity firm WL Ross and Co, which had invested around $80 million in Indian low cost airline SpiceJet, is reported to be talks with Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines to evaluate merger possibilities for the carrier, according to a report in the Mint newspaper..domain-b.com

9/19/08 The only difference I noticed is that the Jet Airways food is rather better. 

8/1/08  Indian airline companies Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines have both announced a hike in their ticket prices.

6/24/08  Jet Airways posted a fourth-quarter net loss of 2.21 billion rupees (55 million dollars) after being hit by high fuel costs, the company said.


9 June 08  Indian airline companies are delaying payments to oil companies for fuel purchase as a soaring crude and an intense fight for passengers sap cash flows needed for core operations. theeconomictimes-indiantimes.co

Great comparison between Jet and Kingfisher


2 June, Global airline alliance eyeing Indian carriers as partners, Jetairways and Kingfisher.  economictimes.indiatimes

Jet Airways leases five Boeing B737s from BOC Aviation BOC Aviation has signed agreements with Jet Airways for the lease of five more Boeing Next Generation 737s. The aircraft will be delivered new from the Boeing final assembly line between March 2010 and November 2011. The aircraft will be leased to the airline for a period of 10 years each. bring to seven the total number of aircraft being leased domestic route network, as well as on select international routes 1/15/08

Jet Airways interested in acquiring stake in bmi . The owner of BMI has11% of the take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow airport, the future of bmi has become a major issue in the aviation industry.  
per India Aviation 1/21/08

1/21/08  Jet Airways to launch services from Kozhikode to Muscat and Doha.


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