A section of Air India pilots are unhappy. They warned they may stop flying unless they are paid immediately their flying allowance which is a major part of their total earnings.
On Tuesday, Air India paid the basic salary of the pilots for the month of July, which represent only 30% of their total monthly earnings.
The Indian Commercial Pilots Association sent a letter to the airline management yesterday. They felt they are being ignored by the management of Air India. “Every month we are being ignored while the company pays the rest of the employees in full but does not pay flying allowance to pilots and cabins crew” says the letter.”
They warned in these words: “We would like to inform you if the Flying Allowance is not paid immediately we may not be available to the company for flying duties. Since the company has paid the salary we will report to the office for any office duty of our expertise other than flying duties.”
Air India flies to a total of 94 destinations around the world including US, Europe, African and Australia and 54 domestic destinations.
Air India pilots may stop flying unless they are paid