Sunday, October 23, 2022

Pilots apprehensive of SpiceJet's salary hike announcement

Days after SpiceJet announced a salary hike for its pilots, a section of captains and first officers of the airline has expressed apprehension about the implementation of the revised remuneration citing terms and conditions.

In a communication to pilots on October 19, SpiceJet said effective November 1, 2022, its captains' salaries will increase to ₹7 lakh for 80 hours of monthly flying and ₹6.13 lakh for 70 hours from the current ₹4.5 lakh-level which was made effective from October 1, 2022.

Accordingly, salaries of trainers and senior first officers have also been increased commensurately, the Gurugram-headquartered airline said.

However, a section of pilots alleged that the airline has announced a hike in their remunerations while they are yet to get salaries at par with pre-COVID levels, a claim denied by SpiceJet.

On an average, a captain is currently getting around ₹2.50 lakh a month while a first officer takes home about ₹1 lakh every month after basic deductions, multiple pilots said requesting anonymity.

23/10/22 PTI/The Hindu

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