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Pilots And Air Commuter Unions Still On Strike


JAL Strike Update

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eTN  Jun 19, 2008

The JAL Japan Pilots Union, with 600 members, representing the cockpit crew working for JAL International (JALI), continue to hold a strike today for a variety of reasons including the summer bonus.

Today's strike is affecting only Japan domestic services. Out of 594 domestic flights a total of 34 flights have been cancelled and 2 flights delayed affecting a total of 5,000 people. All international services are operating as normal.

The JAL Japan Pilots Union together with the JAL Flight Crew Union, with 1,100 members, went on strike yesterday), but on that day no international or domestic flights were affected.

Japan Airlines International (JALI) is the JAL Group's main airline operating company handling both international and domestic passenger and cargo business.

A Japan Air Commuter (JAC) union representing the cockpit crew of 113 members called a 2nd day of strike action today.

Flight operations will unfortunately still be affected as the decision to call off the strike occurred early this morning and as a result, re-scheduling of the cockpit crew to cover all services was not possible.

Out of 158 domestic flights operated by JAC a total of 90 flights have been cancelled affecting a total of 2,000 people. JAC does not operate international flights.

Strike action by the same union yesterday resulted in 86 domstic flights out of a total of 158 operated by JAC being suspended affecting 1,900 people.

Japan Air Commuter is a JAL Group subsidiary airline based in the southern island of Kyushu, which operates only on regional Japan routings.

JAL Strike Update
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