Jet Airways on Thursday cancelled nearly 200 domestic and international flights as its pilots continued their agitation to protest the sacking of two of their colleagues.

“The situation continues ... there are no talks so far. We have not got any invite from the management side showing their willingness to talk to us,” Capt. Sam Thomas, Joint General Secretary of National Aviators Guild, which is spearheading the agitation, told PTI.

He claimed that overall 500 pilots have reported sick.

A spokesperson of the airlines said it has cancelled 163 domestic and 35 international flights as 400 of its over 1000 pilots did not report for duty.

To deal with the situation, the airline has set up a crisis management centre which is continuously monitoring the situation.

At the crisis centre, a team of 15 personnel from planning, revenue management and public relations is working round-the-clock to reschedule various flights and monitor the situation, the airline said.

The airline operates 75 international flights and 300 domestic flights on a normal day.

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