IndiGo Launches A ‘Jet Pilot’ Project: Promises Them Overdue Pay As Part Of Compensation

Swarajya Staff

Mar 13, 2019, 02:21 PM | Updated 02:21 PM IST


Budget airline IndiGo is offering jobs to pilots of Jet Airways along with compensation for overdue salaries from the cash-strapped full-service airline. It also stated that all job offers are in line with their current terms and conditions.

Jet Airways, which has been hit with a financial crises, has not paid the salaries due to its engineers, pilots, and other senior management for around three months now. "IndiGo is offering Jet Airways' pilots job opportunities,” said an IndiGo spokesperson.

"We are not offering a signing bonus, but are offering a compensation for overdue salaries. Our pilot hiring programme has always included hiring from the market and Jet Airways is part of the external hiring programme,” said the spokesperson in a report by Economic Times.

IndiGo is, currently, facing an acute shortage of commanders amid aggressive expansion of its fleet. The carrier has more than 210 planes in its fleet.

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