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Jet cancels 152 flights, efforts to restore normalcy on

Jet cancels 152 flights, efforts to restore normalcy on
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First Published: Sun, Sep 13 2009. 11 12 AM IST
Updated: Sun, Sep 13 2009. 11 12 AM IST
New Delhi: Over 150 Jet Airways flights on Sunday remained cancelled even as the airlines made all efforts to restore normalcy after its pilots called off their five-day long stir and decided to get back to work following an agreement between them and the airlines management.
About 139 domestic and 13 international flights, including 27 from the national capital, were cancelled this morning, as per the list of cancelled flights posted on the airlines’ website.
The airlines said that normalcy is likely to return from this afternoon after the pilots resume their duties.
Over 400 pilots, who reported “sick” for the last five days, decided to resume their duties after a nine-hour-long meeting with the airlines management in Mumbai last night.
During the marathon meeting, which ended at around 2:30am, the airline management and the agitators reached a settlement under which the four sacked pilots will be reinstated and a consultative group made up of the two sides formed to resolve all issues.
The airlines has started booking of seats for today’s flights since this morning, as the passengers trickling in following an end to the pilots’ stir.
Jet’s ticketing counter at the IGI airport here, which wore a deserted look in the last five days, saw some anxious passengers enquiring about the status of flights.
The airlines also tried to bring in some normalcy by combining Mumbai-Dubai and Dubai-Mumbai flights on international sectors.
It also merged some flights on Mumbai-Delhi, Mumbai-Vadodara-Ahmedabad, Bangalore-Mumbai and Mumbai- Hyderabad sectors. During the agitation period, Jet had made the provision of accommodating its passengers in its low-cost arm JetLite flights on many sectors.
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First Published: Sun, Sep 13 2009. 11 12 AM IST
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