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AirAsia India cuts pilots salary by 40 percent for may June

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new Delhi. AirAsia India has cut the pay of its pilots in May and June by an average of 40 percent. An airline source gave this information on Tuesday. The source said that salary cuts for other categories and senior management will remain the same as in April. The senior management of AirAsia India took a 20 per cent cut in salaries in April. The salaries of executives of other categories were cut by 7-17 percent. However, no deduction was made for employees earning Rs 50,000 or less.

The Tata-SIA joint venture airline is completing six years of operations next week. The airline has a staff strength of 2,500. The airline has 600 pilots for its fleet of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft. A source said, "Earlier a pilot was paid a fixed 70 hours even if the flight was operated or not. Now it has been reduced to 20 hours. In this way, the salary of the First Officer (Junion Pilot) has come down from Rs 1.40 lakh to Rs 40,000. At the same time, the salary of Captain i.e. senior pilot has come down from 3.45 lakhs to one lakh rupees.

This post was published on June 3, 2020 12:52 am

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