Indigo has become the 1st airline in the world to resume hiring with 32 new pilots appointed and 25 new aircraft being bought.
A report in Trak.in said that it seems that the clouds of the gloomy times are finally starting to disappear as being the first among airlines in the world to resume hiring since COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the aviation industry.
IndiGo Slashed Jobs by 10%
The report said that the pandemic had hit come sectors harder than the others and air travel was one of them as it wiped tens of thousands of jobs in this space. During this time, IndiGo had slashed its workforce by 10 per cent last year.
But now, showing a positive sign, it has issued offer letters to around 32 pilots for the ATR-72 fleet, according to company executives and media reports. The airline has also confirmed the delivery of the next set of 25 ATR-72 jets.
IndiGo also plans to induct around 10 planes by the end of this calendar year, further making it the largest regional fleet operator in India.
Indigo: A Positive Outlook
IndiGo’s Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta had said the company might start rehiring soon in December. “Doom and gloom is off the table, and we are recovering pretty nicely, especially domestically,” he was quoted as saying.
Another senior company executive said, “We want to plan ahead. Since there will be a steady induction of ATR-72 jets this year, we have to keep the pool of pilots ready,”.