Air India Pilots Protest Not Being Paid Flying Allowance

Air India, the country’s national carrier which is struggling to keep afloat, has not paid flying allowance to pilots for December. Flying allowance is paid to a pilot on the basis of the number of flight hours clocked by him or her in a month, and constitutes a major chunk of their total consolidated salary. According to a report last month, the pilots had received the salary for December while awaiting the pay for January.

Two unions of Air India pilots, the Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) and Indian Pilots’ Guild (IPG), have written to the management on February 10, stating they are working under “stressful conditions” that has “direct implications on flight safety”, news agency PTI reported. Read More

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