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IndiGo offers bonus to pilots in lieu of leave to counter staff shortage

To tide over the crisis, IndiGo has also dispatched recruiters to Latin America and West Asia - areas where embattled airlines are cutting costs and laying off pilots


Arindam Majumder New Delhi
IndiGo is asking its pilots to forfeit holidays as crew shortage poses a hurdle in the carrier’s expansion plan. India’s largest airline is offering a bonus of up to Rs 3,30,000 and will increase the annual privilege leave as it prepares to deploy 50 more aircraft in the next seven months.

“As you may be aware, the induction of new aircraft is now reaching one of the most rapid and aggressive phases of this year's plan. In order to maintain the momentum of our commercial plan, pilots will be given an option to offer their leave in lieu of compensation,”

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 3:00 AM IST

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