Jet Airway’s staff continue to protest in Mumbai; Pilots move to Supreme Court

Moving to the Supreme Court asking it to direct the State Bank of India to release interim funding to the grounded airline, the Jet Airways staff continue to protest at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Tuesday.

Jet Airways pilot’s union had filed an appeal in the Apex Court yesterday after the Airlines grounded temporarily on April 17 for its lenders rejected its plea for the emergency funding of Rs 1500 crore.

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The National Aviators Guild, the pilot body of Jet Airways, in the petition claimed that the lack of funding has affected the livelihood of 22,000 employees, which is a right under constitution. Further it asked the apex court to direct the lenders to release money and restart operations immediately.

They have also asked the Supreme Court to direct the Civil Aviation ministry and aviation regulatory body Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to decline any de-registration requests of any Jet aircraft and not to re-allocate its slots to other airlines permanently.


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