IndiGo starts layoffs and extends Leave Without Pay


Indian low-cost airline IndiGo has begun laying off a section of employees as a part of its latest steps to slash employee costs, while also extending compulsory leave without pay (LWP) for others.

As per the source, the company was presently not renewing contracts of some of its cabin crew staff members, and it will take a look at the same to go further.

Multiple sources say that some of the ground staff have also lost jobs.

The airline asked these employees to undergo tests and anyone getting lower than a threshold, has been asked to put in papers.

The company is looking to further cut salaries of pilots under training to around 75 percent while the same for all line released pilots will be revised upwards to around 45 percent.


These changes will be instituted effective July 1.

As per an initial email communication to employees to which Moneycontrol had access to, the company has announced that it will add “another 5.5 days of additional LWP to a total of b LWP for a full-time leave program and this would be prorated for other leave programs based on available days”.

“There will also be a salary revision for under training transition captains and transition first officers,” the airline noted in the mail.

(Source- Money Control)

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