SpiceJet increases pilot salaries by 20%

India’s budget carrier SpiceJet has announced a 20% salary hike for pilots from October.

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SpiceJet recently placed certain pilots on leave without pay (LWP) for a period of three months, as a temporary measure to rationalise costs.

The airline said in a statement: "We will be inducting MAX aircraft shortly and these pilots will be back in service as the induction begins. During the LWP period, pilots will remain eligible for all other employee benefits as applicable that is all opted insurance benefits and employee leave travel.”