Jet Airways' pilots appealed to the State Bank of India to release funds to the tune of Rs. 1,500 crore for the airline, trade union National Aviator's Guild said on Monday, according to news agency Press Trust of India. The trade union, which has more than 1,100 pilots of the airline as its members, also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help in saving 20,000 jobs at stake, the agency reported. The SBI-led group of lenders had last month taken control of the airline and agreed to provide an immediate funding support of Rs. 1,500 crore.