Perth flights among 100 cancelled

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MORE than 100 flights have been cancelled as Jetstar staff prepare a nation-wide strike in the next few days.

The Australian Federation of Airline Pilots planned to take a range of industrial actions which could disrupt travel between December 14 Р20.

Pilots have demanded a pay increase by 15 per cent while Jetstar proposed a three per cent annual wage rise.

Flights from December 13 – 15 have been cancelled and passengers are being re-accommodated on alternate services.

The AFAP executive director Simon Lutton said the decision to embark on protected industrial action had not been made lightly.

“Jetstar pilots and the AFAP ensure that industrial action will not be taken over Christmas to New Year to protect this holiday period for the travelling public,” he said.

“We are hoping to resume discussions with the company to reach an agreement so that no further action needs to be taken after this period.

“The AFAP is still committed to reaching an agreement and is disappointed that we have had to take this action.”

Jetstar Group chief executive Gareth Evans said the airline has re-timed flights, up-gauged aircraft and transferred some passengers to Qantas flights to get as many customers as possible away on their journeys.

“The AFAP work stoppages this weekend are completely unjustifiable and cynically timed to hurt travellers at the busiest travel time of the year,” he said.

If your fight is affected, Jetstar will contact you directly through a SMS and email.

If your flight is cancelled or delayed by more than three hours, Jetstar will be offer the choice of an alternate flight or a refund.

The AFAP has advised it will not take industrial action between December 21 and January 3.

The following flights to and from Perth have been cancelled:

Saturday, December 14

JQ110 – Perth to Bali

JQ109 – Bali to Perth

Sunday, December 15

JQ109 – Bali to Perth

JQ110 – Perth to Bali

Keep up to date with the list here.

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