After the elections. These three words kept cropping up like a refrain in all conversations with employees of Jet Airways, which announced a temporary closure last month. Elections over and results announced, the beleaguered airline’s estimated 12,000 employees now hope that the new government will chalk out a map for the survival of the carrier — and their own.
Not so long ago these employees were a happy bunch, until trouble started brewing last year. “There were a lot of perks working in the aviation industry, with the destinations you end up going to, and the cheaper flight tickets offered to you,” says Deshpreet Singh Vaid, a Jet Airways pilot. Read More