Jet Airways pilots have warned the management of agitation if the airline fails to offer a concrete plan on payment of arrears of R100 crore by August 20, sources said. When contacted, Jet Airways denied having received any such ultimatum from pilots.
The threat comes a day ahead of the airlines’ annual general meeting and announcement of first quarter earnings on Monday. The AGM will be attended by chairman Naresh Goyal and Etihad chief executive and president James Hogan.
“During the past 15 months, we have had four chief executives and each one of them had asked us to be patient... But this time around, we are not going to be cajoled by them any more and if they don’t give us a firm date to clear the arrears of R90-100 crore by August 20, we will be forced to resort to industrial action,” a senior Jet Airways official said.