Jet Airways to Continue to Expand Network

Issue: 4 / 2018

On August 4, this year, Jet Airways said it will continue to expand its network and improve customer experience even as its pilots’ union agreed to work with the company on cost savings. However, it is understood that pilots have not agreed to pay cuts proposed by the airline, which is battling financial woes amid rising fuel costs and low fares. “We are trying to assist our company in facing these challenges by meeting with the management and being a part of the solution in achieving cost efficiencies and enhancing our service standards,” the National Aviators Guild said in a communication to its members. The airline management on its part, painted a grim picture of its finances while asking pilots and engineers to accept pay cut; but denied there was any threat of closure following media reports which said the airline cannot survive for more than two months. The airline has reached out to its frequent flyers assuring them of continuity of operations.