With the airline sector all over the world facing an intense financial crisis, Spicejet acts as a Savior to its employees. The coronavirus spread has affected several countries all over the world, which has led to a reduction in passenger traffic for the airlines as people no longer feel safe in easy travel.
As passenger flights remain shut, the Indian government has deployed several airlines like Spicejet and Indigo to deliver essential services.
Spicejet on Thursday Declared that it paid part salaries to over 92% of its employees. Even as aviation sector remains one of the worst-hit sectors due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the airline also says that there will be no job cuts in the statement.
With the imposition of travel restrictions, no passenger flights have operated for over a time span of one month now and there is still no chance that it will begin operations again as of now.
The company said, “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. ” They are expected to credit the accounts of the employees in first May itself.
The pay will be according to the work hours contributed while maintaining basic thresholds. During this rough and hard time for every citizen of the country, Minister of Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri, also showed deep condolences with the suffering mass.
He said that his heart goes out to the people who are facing difficulties due to the pandemic and that the ministry will grant permissions to fly as soon as the situations seem under control.