Anirban Chowdhury

  • Vistara implements leave without pay for 30% of staff; defers increments

    Vistara implements leave without pay for 30% of staff; defers increments

    The CNPL stretches from the CEO all the way down to managers. The top down approach means that CXOs, senior vice presidents and vice presidents will take three day leaves, while the ones lower down take 1-2 days. Most of cabin crew, security and ground staff will be exempted.

    Cargoes in limbo: Logistics companies suspending operations

    Cargoes in limbo: Logistics companies suspending operations

    Air freight operators and logistics firms are being forced to suspend operations because goods are piling up at cargo terminals due to lack of staff and trucks have been halted by police enforcing the Covid-19 lockdown across the country.

    India's move to cancel foreign flights will lead to cancellation of 700 flights a week

    India's move to cancel foreign flights will lead to cancellation of 700 flights a week

    The government on Thursday said no scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft will be allowed to land in India from March 22 for one week. The ban is only on commercial passenger aircraft and not on aeroplanes carrying freight. With this order, about 100 international flights daily which are being operated as on date, will be cancelled.

    Airport shops may not take off after flight ban

    Airport shops may not take off after flight ban

    Top executives at the retailers said they are looking at stark empty spaces which used to be thronged by excited customers shopping for premium liquor, perfumes and fashion accessories two months ago. The signs of revival are bleak.

    Covid-19: SpiceJet nullifies notice period of pilots who have resigned

    Covid-19: SpiceJet nullifies notice period of pilots who have resigned

    Other Indian carriers have taken stern measures. GoAir yesterday told employees that its top leadership would take a 50% pay cut. It has offered a leave without pay scheme to its pilots and is terminating contracts of expensive expatriate pilots. IndiGo has announced a top down 5%-25% pay cut across its staff.

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