Jet Airways stalemate continues, flights cancelled

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New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): The Jet Airways rebellion continued for the third consecutive day on Thursday with over 233 flights being cancelled by the airline following a row between the airline management and its pilots over the sacking of two of their senior colleagues.

Meanwhile, air passengers continue to be buffeted by the ill wind blowing between Jet Airways and its pilots.

Earlier, Senior Jet Airways officials had said that talks with the striking pilots were still on and there was no breakthrough as yet.

Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal met Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel and briefed him about the crisis.

Goyal is likely to appeal to the Government to step in to resolve the crisis, though Patel refused to comment when asked what was being down to end the stalemate.

The Aviators' Guild pilots have said they are standing firm on their demand to reinstate the sacked pilots and added that they are willing to sit across the table for talks - but will not dissolve the union.

Jet Airways yesterday suspended all its flights between the UAE and India after almost half of its pilots did not report for duties.

The management has sacked five more pilots, bringing the total number of those fired to ten.bout 13,000 passengers were affected, the airline said. (ANI)

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