Around 1,100 Jet Airways pilots, represented by the National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) have decided to stop working from today Monday, 15 April.
According to the pilots, they have not been paid salaries. It’s unsure whether the pilots not in the union will work or not.
The airline is saddled with more than $1.2bn debt and has not been able to pay pilots their salaries for over three months.
It left passengers around the world stranded last Thursday when it cancelled its international flights. The carrier is down to fewer than 10 operational aeroplanes out of a fleet of 123, raising fears of an imminent shutdown.
Jet Airways, once the pinnacle of air travel in India, needs to secure an investor or else face bankruptcy.
The cash-strapped airline already cancelled all international flights until 15 April, raising doubts about its survival over the next few days. In addition, the airline continues to cancel more domestic flights.