Air India has withdrawn job provides for round 180 trainee cabin crew members amid the financial slowdown within the aviation sector because of the coronavirus pandemic, mentioned airline officers on Saturday.
“The airline has taken a choice to withdraw job provides for about 180 trainees who have been to hitch as cabin crew after finishing their coaching because the aviation sector has been hit onerous because of the coronavirus pandemic,” mentioned an airline official.
In a letter despatched to 1 such trainee cabin crew member on July 6, the airline mentioned, “In view of the present aviation situation, it could not be doable for Air India to impart any additional coaching to you for participating your companies.”
The letter additionally mentioned, “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 mentioned the financial institution ensures furnished by the person trainees on the time of becoming a member of have been being returned.
When requested concerning the subject, an Air India spokesperson mentioned these are inside 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 equivalent to pay cuts and firing staff in an effort to preserve money move.
India resumed home passenger flights from Could 25 after a spot 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 fee 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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