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SpiceJet announces a revised salary structure for its Captains ahead of festivities, applicable from November 1

Budget carrier SpiceJet has announced an increase in the salary of its pilots. Revised pay will be ₹ 7 lakh per month for 80 hours of flying. The increment will be applicable from November 1.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Ahead of festivities, SpiceJet company has given a gift to its pilots. SpiceJet has announced a revised pay structure for its Captains. As per the revised salary, the pilot is increasing up to Rs 7 lakh per month for 80 hours of flying every month. Let us tell you that this increase will be applicable from 1 November 2022.

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According to information received from sources, it has been told that budget carrier SpiceJet has announced an increase in the salary of its pilots. Revised pay will be ₹ 7 lakh per month for 80 hours of flying. The increment will be applicable from November 1. According to information received from sources, last month, SpiceJet had hiked the salaries of its captains and senior first officers by about 20 per cent from October, according to an internal communication.

According to sources, budget carrier SpiceJet has announced an increase in the salary of its pilots. The revised salary for 80 hours of flying will be ₹7 lakh per month. The hike in salary will be implemented from November 1. After the latest hike, the salary of a Captain in SpiceJet will be higher as compared to his pre-Covid salary. The salaries of trainers (DE, TRI, LTC) and senior first officers have also been increased in the same proportion.

SpiceJet is continuously increasing the basic pay of the pilots. Compared to August, September salaries saw an increase of 10% for trainers and 8% for captains and first officers. From October, the salary of Captains and First Officers was increased by 22%.

However, SpiceJet has sent 80 of its pilots on leave without pay for three months. The airline company said in an earlier statement said that “the move was taken as a temporary measure to harmonise costs. This measure is in line with the airline’s policy of not firing any employee. Even during the covid epidemic.”

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The airline has also received loan approval under the central government’s ECLGS scheme.
Separately, SpiceJet made headlines recently for being under investigation after smoke filled the cabin mid-air on a Goa-Hyderabad flight. One passenger was rushed to the hospital, but there were no other injuries or hospitalisation. DGCA ordered a probe into the incident and asked the airline to follow a string of measures before flight. The regulator also said that it will keep a close watch as to prevent any untoward incident.

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