Thursday, October 19, 2006

Jet to start European base for expat pilots

Jet Airways is starting a European base for the expat pilots on its rolls in an attempt to save on the exorbitant costs of basing the pilots in India, reports Economic Times.
The pilots, who are mostly European, will now be based at home and will fly straight to their point of duty a day before their flight. Jet Airways has 104 expat pilots on its rolls and the pilots cost the airline double that of Indian pilots.
The airline is hoping to cut costs, particularly of the exorbitant hotel room rates in India, by basing the pilots in Europe, sources said.