With limited cargo and zero passenger operations SpiceJet to part disburse salaries to over 92% employees in April
No lay-offs despite zero passenger operations
GURUGRAM, April 30, 2020: In these extremely challenging times when no passenger flights have operated for over a month resulting in our primary revenue source drying up completely, SpiceJet has decided that there would be no job cuts at the airline at this time.
While a number of airlines the world over have been forced to retrench employees and withhold salaries, SpiceJet with its limited cargo operations during the lockdown period, will pay part salaries to over 92% of its employees.
As a fair measure to cater to the requirement of our employees during this complete lock-down situation, the Company has devised a structure where all employees will be paid according to the work hours contributed while maintaining basic thresholds.
The salaries would be credited on May 1.
These are temporary measures during these demanding times and we will consider reverting back to our basic structure upon restart of operations and return to normalcy and shall also be considering suitable allowances for our operating crew who stand together with us amid uncertainty until we restart.
SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 600 average daily flights to 63 destinations, including 54 domestic and 9 international ones. The airline has a fleet of 82 Boeing 737, two Airbus A320, 32 Bombardier Q-400s and five B737 freighters and is the country’s largest regional player operating 49 daily flights under UDAN or the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.
The airline also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes.