Australian low-cost airline, Jetstar is considering selling three of its Boeing 787-8s and cut capacity in January 2020 as a consequence of ongoing industrial action.
Jetstar Airways pilot union together with Transport Workers Union (TWU) voted in favour of taking industrial action demanding increase wages and benefits.
The strikes would cost the airline, a subsidiary of Qantas Airways, around $13-17 million (AUD20-25 million), as a result of the flights disruption in December 2019 and a 10% domestic capacity cut in January 2020.
On December 14, 15, and 19 of 2019, Jetstar pilots conducted “a limited number” of four-hour stoppages.
The protected industrial action (PIA) includes agreements to not work on days off, not respond to crewing department calls when off duty, not agreeing to flying duties beyond the existing limits and not performing duties outside the published roster.
The airline operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 787-8s, on routes across Asia Pacific.