Jet Airways pilots appeal to PM to save 20,000 jobs, ask SBI to release funds to pay salaries

Jet Airways pilots appeal to PM to save 20,000 jobs, ask SBI to release funds to pay salaries

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Apr 2019, 08:47 pm

Mumbai, Apr 15 (IBNS): Jet Airways pilots on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save the jobs of the embattled airline's 20,000 employees and also urged State Bank of India to release the Rs 1,500 crore as promised in the bailout plan.

Speaking to the media at the airline's headquarters here, the airline's pilot's body National Aviators Guild vice president Adim Valiani said: We would like to appeal SBI to release Rs 1,500 crore funds for the airline to help it continue operations. We also appeal Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save 20,000 odd jobs at the airline."

The airline staff had last received salaries for December 2018.

Jet Airways, which operated over a hundred aircraft only a couple of months ago, now has only seven planes in the air, latest reports said.

The airline's pilots had earlier decided to go on strike from April 14 midnight, but decided against it at the last moment.

A consortium of lenders led by State Bank of India had taken over the control of the cash-strapped airline last month. Efforts are now on to get on board investors to take over Jet Airways.

 

 

Jet Airways pilots appeal to PM to save 20,000 jobs, ask SBI to release funds to pay salaries

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