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Covid-19 effect: IndiGo extends leave without pay, Vistara announce paycuts

No-frills carrier SpiceJet has also cut domestic and international layover allowances for its pilots

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IndiGo had implemented one to five days leave without pay in May, effectively taking the total days of no pay to 10 days.

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
To reduce cash burn while revenues remain under pressure, India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo on Tuesday expanded 5.5 additional days of leave without pay per month for its pilots, effective July, for its pilots. IndiGo had implemented one to five days leave without pay in May, effectively taking the total days of no pay to 10 days.

In a statement, the airline said, “IndiGo was one of the few airlines globally to give out full salaries in the months of March and April, despite business disruption. We employed the first paycut in May, followed by leave without pay. Given the

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First Published: Jun 30 2020 | 6:43 PM IST

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