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In a major relief for pilots, IndiGo announces full salary restoration by Nov –

MAll domestic carriers had undertaken pay cuts in staff salaries following the Covid-19-induced lockdowns that had resulted in a sharp drop in passenger traffic .

Indigo has announced that it will fully reinstate pilots’ salaries by November. All domestic carriers had cut staff salaries following the Covid-19-induced lockdowns that had resulted in a sharp drop in passenger traffic. Pilots’ salaries were cut by nearly 28 per cent at IndiGo during the period.

we are hopeful that we will continue to inch our way back to profitability and higher growth. Our aim has been to constantly revisit our salary and remuneration and reinstate them to pre-Covid levels,” the statement attributed to the airline’s senior vice president of flight operations, Capt. Ashim Mittra read.
The airline also said that it will be restoring a further 6 per cent pay from September, while the remainder 6 per cent would be done in November.

Business Today reached out to IndiGo for an official comment on the development late Monday evening. The story will be updated as and when they respond.

The country’s aviation industry has been one of the most impacted industries due to the depreciating rupee and imported inflation since the beginning of the Russian military action in Ukraine in February. Due to elevated crude prices, fuel accounts for approximately 50 per cent of the operational expenditure of an Indian carrier now.

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