IndiGo hiked the salaries of its pilots and cabin crew after almost three years, amidst growing dissatisfaction among its staff over working conditions and salaries . Its commanders had recently objected to the Airline recruiting pilots from Jet Airways, offering them extra sops, such as joining bonus, while their own salaries had remained unchanged in the past three years.
Following this objection, Raj Raghavan, HR-head, IndiGo announced a salary hike for all its crew as well as non-crew employees, with effect from April 2019. The announcement is expected to calm down the agitated staff.
It is reported that while the pilots and crew will receive an ‘upward revision’ in pay, all the other non-crew employees will be eligible for a ‘merit increase’ on the basis of their performance and market standards.
Last year, the Airline had not performed well in terms of revenue, owing to the rising oil prices and the falling rupee value. In fact, the Airline even had to cancel a few flights owing to shortage of pilots. But things turned for the better soon enough with new destinations being introduced and new aircraft being added.
IndiGo presently boasts of a fleet of about 200 aircraft, and operates approx. 1400 flights daily to 53 locations within the country and about 18 destinations outside India.