After CEO Giorgio De Roni, 30 GoAir pilots quit

go-airNEW DELHI: Wadia Group’s GoAir seems to be passing through a turbulent phase. Within weeks of GoAir CEO Giorgio De Roni quitting, 30 pilots of the low cost carrier (LCC) have now put in their papers. With a total strength of 200 pilots in the 19-aircraft- airline, this exodus means a 15% reduction in GoAir’s pilot strength.

While the airline’s spokesman declined to comment on this issue, sources say the pilots quit due to “training issues and possibly not getting adequate flying hours”. The airline industry’s pay structure for a pilot has two parts — a relatively low fixed component and flying allowances that form a lion’s share of the package. Flying less could mean getting a truncated pay cheque.

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