Air India suspends contract of 200 pilots

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The national carrier has already cut the allowances of all employees, except cabin crew, by 10% for the next three months in order to save money amid the pandemic.

According to a PTI report, Air India temporarily suspended the contracts of around 200 pilots, who were re-employed after retirement.

The decision was taken as all domestic and international passenger flights in the country have been grounded due to the nationwide lockdown in the face of coronavirus pandemic. This has led to a significant decline in the revenues of the debt-laden airline.

“Since almost all the planes have been grounded and the carrier’s revenues have taken a significant fall during the last few weeks, the airline has decided to temporarily suspend the contract of around 200 pilots who were re-employed after their retirement,” said the official.

Earlier, low-cost airline SpiceJet announced a 10-30% cut in March salary for all staffers at the middle and top-level, days after rivals IndiGo and GoAir made similar moves.

The national carrier Air India has already cut the allowances of all employees, except cabin crew, by 10% for the next three months in order to save money amid the pandemic.

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