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Jet Airways vs Pilots: Live updates

Source : SIFY
Last Updated: Sun, Sep 13, 2009 11:20 hrs

Jet Airways pilots end agitation. Following an end to the five-day long pilots' stir, Jet Airways is expected to limp back to normal. Catch the live updates



September 13, 2009

  • 03.00 PM: The five-day stir by over 500 pilots proved costly for the airline resulting in a loss of over Rs 200 crore ($40 million)
  • 02.00 PM: Jet Airways not to initiate any action against those who agitated last week
  • 01.00 PM: Jet plans to operate as many as 37 flights, including two on the international sector on Sunday.
  • 12.00 PM: The operations are expected to completely normalise by the Sunday evening
  • 11.00 AM: Jet has announced cancellation of 15 international and 137 domestic flights across its network.
  • 10.00 AM: Jet Airways' management decides to re-instate four sacked pilots
  • 09.00 AM: Jet Airways' five-day long crisis ends


September 12, 2009

September 11, 2009

  • 04.50 PM  Management, pilots agree on tentative draft to end deadlock: Sources
  • 04.10 PM  NAG has submitted a plea in the Madras High Court for the court to take action against the Jet management for hiring foreign pilots
  • 03.40 PM  Jet Airways shares end at Rs 257, up 1.6%, on the BSE
  • 03.25 PM  So far, the four-day strike has led to the cancellation of nearly 700 flights, causing hardship to over 28,000 passengers.
  • 03.00 PM  The pilots' body National Aviators Guild is being represented by its president Capt Girish Kaushik and Capt Sam Thomas.
  • 02.45 PM  Besides Chief Labour Commissioner, the conciliation proceedings are being attended by Jet executive director and head of operation Capt Mohan.
  • 02.15 PM  Pilots guild demand official recognition

  • 01.40 PM  Jet Air scrip trading higher by Rs 6.85 at Rs 260.45 on the NSE
  • 01.25 PM  Jet crisis almost over: Sources
  • 01.20 PM  Working out deal with management: Pilots body
  • 01.10 PM  Pilots ready to resume duty within 15 minutes: NAG
  • 01.00 PM  Jet-pilots agree to end impasse: Sources

  • 12.57 PM  Management may take back 4 sacked pilots: Sources
  • 12.55 PM  Labour Commissioner meets Jet officials, pilots in Delhi
  • 12.53 PM  Pilots guild representatives present during the meeting
  • 12.50 PM  Compromise between management-pilots body on the cards
  • 12.45 PM  Management-pilots body draft a compromise formula to end impasse
  • 12.40 PM  Jet Airways-pilots talks begin


September 10, 2009

  • 04.40 PM  The airlines management has combined 12 Jet flights with JetLite.
  • 04.20 PM  Jet Airways is making alternative arrangements on other airlines wherever possible
  • 04.00 PM  Guests will get full refund or they can reissue/rebook flights without any penalty: Jet

  • 03.50 PM  Jet Airways' shares end at Rs 253, down 3.5%, on the BSE
  • 03.40 PM  Two Jet flights cancelled in Kochi
  • 03.30 PM  Jet crisis: Pilots skip meeting with management
  • 03.20 PM `DGCA regulations favour foreign pilots, discriminatory at Indian pilots`
  • 03.00 PM 'Indian pilots unemployed because of foreign pilots'

  • 02:45 PM Jet pilots move Madras High Court
  • 02:36 PM Jet pilots' body to take important decision today
  • 02:30 PM 'Foreign pilots must be hired only when domestic pilots are not available'
  • 02:24 PM Foreign pilots should not be engaged: Pilots to HC
  • 02:18 PM Entire aviation industry to be impacted due to pilots stir: Kapil Kaul
  • 02:11 PM Trying to minimise inconvenience to passengers: Goyal
  • 02:06 PM Jet stir: Final decision today, says NAG
  • 02.00 PM Jet Airways stir could become the trigger for labour unrest in other airlines: Analysts
  • 01.50 PM No talks being held right now. Management is not talking: Pilots
  • 01.40 PM  If strike continues, more pilots to go: Naresh Goyal
  • 01.30 PM  September salary may be delayed: Jet
  • 01.20 PM  Jet Airways finds it tough to bear Rs 19 cr loss per day
  • 01.10 PM  Eight Jet flights cancelled in Chennai
  • 01.00 PM  Won't return to work till demands are met: Jet pilots
  • 12.50 PM  233 flights cancelled as more pilots report sick
  • 12.40 PM  Jet scrip down Rs 5.80 at Rs 256.75 on the BSE
  • 12.30 PM  Central labour commissioner to hold talks with pilots, Jet management to end stalemate
  • 12.20 PM  Pilots already have welfare association - Swift: Goyal
  • 12.10 PM  I have met pilots several times: Naresh Goyal
  • 12.00 PM  Jet has unblemished track-record of no strikes for 16 years
  • 11.50 AM The two parties are likely to meet the Labour commissioner in Mumbai
  • 11.40 AM The government is expected to chip in today to resolve the crisis
  • 11.30 AM Pilots to continue their stir against management
  • 11.20 AM Jet Airways losing $6 million daily
  • 11.10 AM Jet Airways shares dip 2% as pilots continue agitation
  • 11.00 AM No invitation from management for talks: Jet pilots
  • 10.50 AM Pilots' stir may hamper Jet's fund-raising plans
  • 10.40 AM Daily bookings on Jet flights down from 23000 to 14000
  • 10.30 AM On a normal day, Jet operates 75 international flights and 300 domestic flights
  • 10.20 AM 500 Jet pilots report sick today
  • 10.10 AM Jet scrip opens lower at Rs 251 on the NSE

September 09, 2009
  • 07:00 PM We want to work with dignity: Jet pilots
  • 06:50 PM Our job terminated in six minutes, say Jet pilots
  • 06:40 PM We are qualified to get jobs anywhere: Sacked Jet Airways pilot
  • 06:34 PM We will not disband union, say Jet pilots
  • 06:26 PM There is revenue loss but we are trying to minimize it: Jet Airways
  • 06:18 PM Will look at legal option if strike goes on: Naresh Goyal
  • 06:08 PM Union is our constitutional right, say Jet pilots
  • 05:58 PM 8 trade unions to support Jet Airways pilots
  • 05:56 PM Agitating Jet pilots ready to talk to the company management but want reinstatement of their sacked colleagues.
  • 05:50 PM Several unions have offered us support: Pilots
  • 05:48 PM Have saved some costs by grounding flights: Jet ED
  • 05:46 PM Can't say whether strike will continue tomorrow: Jet ED
  • 05:45 PM We were sacked through an e-mail: Pilots
  • 05:44 PM Jet Airways in constant touch with Aviation Ministry: COO
  • 05:41 PM  Have not asked for perks for 6 years: Pilots
  • 05:40 PM Ready to meet Jet management anytime: Pilots
  • 05:39 PM Our image has been maligned completely: Jet pilots
  • 05:36 PM We have no problem with pay cuts: Pilots
  • 05:35 PM We are qualified and we will get jobs, say Pilots
  • 05:34 PM We approached the Jet CEO 40 days ago: Pilots
  • 05:33 PM Hold chairman in great esteem: Pilots
  • 05:32 PM Naresh Goyal being misguided, say Pilots
  • 05:31 PM We have support from other trade bodies: Pilots
  • 05:30 PM Pilots to intensify stir
  • 05:29 PM We are ready to talk to management
  • 05:27 PM Constitution empowers us to strike, say Jet pilots
  • 05:27 PM No work, no talks, Jet tells striking pilots
  • 05:26 PM Will not disband the union: Pilots
  • 05: 25 PM Jet pilots address the press
  • 05:23 PM  Will not bow down to pilot's demand: Jet
  • 05.20 PM  Jet asks its pilots to follow rules, report to work
  • 05.10 PM  Jet sets up passenger crisis centre
  • 05.00 PM  Jet hopes pilots would pay heed to Bombay HC's order
  • 04.45 PM  Pilots should come back to work, says Jet Airways
  • 04.30 PM  Pilots & managements must sit together and discuss issues: Jet COO
  • 04.20 PM  Jet Airways pilots' stir leaves 14,000 passengers affected
  • 04.00 PM  Jet says it is trying to minimise revenue loss due to the strike
  • 02.50 PM  432 Jet Airways pilots have reported sick
  • 02.45 PM  Jet forced to cancel 19 international and 174 domestic flights
  • 02.40 PM  Airlines says it is focusing on customer service despite disruption
  • 02.37 PM  Jet Airways regrets inconvenience caused to passengers
  • 02.35 PM  Jet says it will operate within the legal framework
  • 02.32 PM  Jet Airways thanks pilots who reported for duty
  • 02.30 PM: Jet forms teams to help passengers
  • 02.27 PM Jet Airways says this is an imposed crisis of huge scale
  • 02.25 PM No breakthrough in talks with striking pilots
  • 02.22 PM Jet accuses pilots of using sick leave as an excuse
  • 02.20 PM Jet Airways says it accommodated 80% passengers
  • 02:18 PM 'Jet Airways trying to end pilots' strike'
  • 02:15 PM Three Mumbai bound flights of Jet Airways 9W328, 9W2506, 9W2004  cancelled
  • 02:10 PM We are very concerned with the entire situation: Jet Air chief
  • 02:05 PM No question of bowing to pressure: Naresh Goyal
  • 02:00 PM President of the pilots' association to meet Goyal for an "amicable and legal settlement."
  • 01:50 PM Naresh Goyal meets civil aviation minister Praful Patel
  • 01.40 PM: Pilots' union not to fly extra hours due to the Jet crisis.
  • 01.20 PM: No estimate available on the actual monetary loss: Jet Airways chief
  • 01.00 PM: ESMA can be an option if protests continue: Naresh Goyal



  • 10.55 AM: Jet trying to accommodate passengers of Jet Airways in its low-cost arm Jetlite
  • 10.50 AM: Jet Airways assures passengers of full refund of their tickets.
  • 10.45 AM: Air India will fly a special plane to carry the Indian cricket team to Colombo
  • 10.40 AM: 'Jet Air flights to Europe, UK and North American would be as scheduled'
  • 10.35 AM: Air India officials directed passengers to the airline’s counter
  • 10.30 AM: Centre asks Jet management to sort out issue with agitating pilots
  • 10.25 AM: Jet pilots apologise, but say protest was necessary
  • 10.20 AM: Centre asks Jet management to sort out issue with agitating pilots
  • 10.15 AM: National Union of Seafarers of India support striking Jet Airways pilots
  • 10.10 AM: Pilots have held the airline and the country to ransom: Naresh Goyal
  • 10.05 AM: Jet pilots expected to meet the Director General of Civil Aviation
  • 10.00 AM: Bombay High Court passes order barring any form of strike by Jet pilots. 

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