Oman Air has terminated contracts of about 125 pilots, together with many from India, within the newest spherical of layoffs to chop prices.
“The airline has laid off all captains and first officers on its B787 and A330 fleet,” a senior government instructed Moneycontrol. The airline has 10 Airbus A330 plane, and two Boeing B787 Dreamliner planes.
Remainder of the expat pilots on different fleets have been despatched on depart with out pay.
The Muscat-based airline, added the chief above, despatched an SMS to the pilots, asking them to gather their separation letters. “No e mail was despatched,” mentioned the chief. “There are numerous pilots, each terminated and people despatched on depart with out pay, who’re from India,” he added.
In April additionally, Oman Air had fired crew members and pilots. “The cabin crew will probably be paid 26 days in lieu, however their contracts had been canceled with speedy impact,” aviation web site Simpleflying.com had reported. This had occurred quickly after the airline suspended operations put up the COVID-19 disruption.
Aside from Oman Air, many of the different airways, together with Emirates, from the area have additionally reduce workforce. In one of many largest such workouts, Emirates had fired 600 pilots in a day.
Moneycontrol has written to the airline and can replace the story as soon as it responds.
All these airways have since resumed operations, together with flying to India. On August 31, Oman Air had mentioned: “Our planes and individuals are prepared and Oman’s airports are prepared too. Once we can fly, we are going to present secure, cautious service to our visitors, together with all travel-related data and necessities.”
The airline has operated a particular flight to London on September 1, with one other one to observe on September 5.
First Printed on Sep 2, 2020 10:47 am