No April/May Salary, Cargo Flight Pay Basis Hours Flown: SpiceJet

The budget carrier has a total of 116 passenger planes and five freight aircraft in its fleet.

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SpiceJet has stated that its employees’ salaries would be reduced between 10 to 30 per cent.
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SpiceJet on Wednesday, 29 April told its pilots that they will not be paid salaries for April and May, and said those who have been operating cargo flights will get paid for "block hours flown".

SpiceJet's flight operations chief Gurcharan Arora told pilots through an email that "as of today, 16 per cent of our aircraft and 20 per cent of our pilots are flying".

"We are doing this by flying our five cargo aircraft and also flying more 'cargo on seat' on our passenger aircraft," he said.

The budget carrier has a total of 116 passenger planes and five freight aircraft in its fleet.

India has been under lockdown since 25 March to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. All commercial passenger flights have been suspended.

Arora told pilots: "We will not be getting any salary for April and May 2020. Those of us who have been flying cargo, will get paid for the block hours flown."

Block hours is the duration of a pilot operating the flight.

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