Air India has withdrawn job provides for round 180 trainee cabin crew members amid the financial slowdown within the aviation sector because of the coronavirus pandemic, stated airline officers on Saturday.
“The airline has taken a choice to withdraw job provides for about 180 trainees who had been to affix as cabin crew after finishing their coaching because the aviation sector has been hit laborious because of the coronavirus pandemic,” stated an airline official.
In a letter despatched to at least one such trainee cabin crew member on July 6, the airline stated, “In view of the present aviation state of affairs, it could not be attainable for Air India to impart any additional coaching to you for participating your providers.”
The letter additionally stated, “In view of above causes, that are past the management of the corporate, it has been determined to discontinue your coaching association and dispense with the supply of engagement with rapid impact.”
It additional stated the financial institution ensures furnished by the person trainees on the time of becoming a member of had been being returned.
When requested concerning the problem, an Air India spokesperson stated these are inner points on which the airline wouldn’t prefer to remark.
The aviation sector has been considerably impacted because of the journey restrictions imposed in India and different international locations amid the coronavirus pandemic. All airways in India have taken up cost-cutting measures reminiscent of pay cuts and firing workers to be able to preserve money stream.
India resumed home passenger flights from Could 25 after a niche of two months because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Nonetheless, the airways have been allowed to function solely a most of 45 per cent of their pre-COVID home flights. Occupancy price in Indian home flights has been round 50-60 per cent since Could 25.
Scheduled worldwide passenger flights proceed to stay suspended in India since March 23.
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