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African misadventure

I was busy tracking down a story yesterday. Reports had emerged that a Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 from India had run off the end of the runway at the airport serving the town of Bor in southern Sudan. A Jet Airways 737-800 in southern Sudan? My initial assessment was that the story must not be […]

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Jet Airways chairman labels pilots “terrorists”

So how do you try to reconcile with your pilots who are on strike? Well, if you take a leaf out of the book of Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal, you call them terrorists!Okay, I can understand that he is really frustrated with the situation. And the issue does seem to have gotten out of […]

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VIDEO: Jet Airways strike leaves passengers stranded

Chaos reigned in Indian airports as Jet Airways pilots went on strikeyesterday and today, with the airline and union representatives blameeach other for the action that left thousands stranded.JetAirways chairman Naresh Goyal threatens to even shut down the airlineif the action continues, and the situation is just another chapter inwhat has been a horrible year […]

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Strikes compound Indian airline problems

As if things are not bad enough for Indian airlines, they are facing strike threats now.Jet Airways pilots are threatening to go on strike to protest the sacking of two colleagues, while Air India staff are going on a hunger striker to protest against the non-payment of wages.These are really the last thing that the […]

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Bad miscalculation by India’s private carriers

India’s privately owned carriers miscalculated when they threatened to go on strike on 18 August.After announcing bravely on Friday that they would stop operations in protest against the lack of aid from the government, several of their members got cold feet and started to break ranks over the weekend. The civil aviation ministry also took […]

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India’s Jet faces dilemma over jobs

India’s Jet Airways is planning to restructure its operations in the coming months in an effort to cut costs but the airline is saying publicly that there will be no job losses. Reports in India, quoting from unidentified officials at Jet, say the company restructuring will result in approximately 3% of the 13,000 jobs at the airline being […]

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Who wants to be a millionaire?

Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s billionaires is out and it’s badnews for India’s flamboyant airline tycoons, Jet Airways’ Naresh Goyaland Kingfisher Airlines’ Vijay Mallya. Both have been downgraded to the rank of multi-millionaire.A year ago Forbes estimated Goyal’s (pictured right) net worth at $1.4 billion but itsays this has fallen by around $1.1 billion […]

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