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Jet Airways pilots protest over suspended international flights

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Troubled Indian airline Jet Airways pilots are protesting outside their company headquarters after last weeks announcement to ground international flights.

The airline is in debt of more than £900m, protestors are demanding prime minister Narendra Modi step in to help.

Speaking to the BBC one pilot said, “We haven’t been paid for the last four months. It’s been a really difficult period. Many people here are the sole breadwinners for their families.

“We’re hoping the lenders would agree to give money to keep the airline going.”

The troubled airline are in talks with lenders in an attempt to keep the company afloat.

Jet Airways said in a statement, “The airline is working to minimise guest inconvenience using its 24×7 contact centre, guest relations and the social media response teams, to handle schedule adjustments, in line with defined regulatory guidelines, including offering re-accommodation choices or extending applicable refunds as the situation warrants.

“In parallel, the airline’s management and its key stakeholders including its consortium of lenders, continue to work closely towards resolving the current situation.

“The airline regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests.”




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