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COVID-19 crisis: Air India cancels job offers to 180 trainees

Published Jul 12, 2020, 9:51 am IST
Updated Jul 12, 2020, 9:51 am IST
Air India says it's 'discontinuing with training arrangement' because of the troubles in the aviation sector
Air India withdrawn job offers for around 180 trainee cabin crew members amid the economic slowdown. (PTI Photo)
 Air India withdrawn job offers for around 180 trainee cabin crew members amid the economic slowdown. (PTI Photo)

 Air India has withdrawn job offers for around 180 trainee cabin crew members amid the economic slowdown in the Indian aviation sector due to the coronavirus pandemic, said airline officials on Saturday.

"The airline has taken a decision to withdraw job offers for about 180 trainees who were to join as cabin crew after completing their training as the aviation sector has been hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic," said an airline official.


In a letter sent to one such trainee cabin crew member on July 6, the airline said, "In view of the current aviation scenario, it would not be possible for Air India to impart any further training to you for engaging your services."

The letter also said, "In view of the above reasons, which are beyond the control of the company, it has been decided to discontinue your training arrangement and dispense with the offer of engagement with immediate effect."

It further said the bank guarantees furnished by the individual trainees at the time of joining were being returned.


When asked about the issue, an Air India spokesperson said these are internal issues on which the airline would not like to comment.

The aviation sector has been significantly impacted due to the travel restrictions imposed in India and other countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. All airlines in India have taken up cost-cutting measures such as pay cuts and firing employees in order to conserve cash flow.

India resumed domestic passenger flights from May 25 after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

However, the airlines have been allowed to operate only a maximum of 45 per cent of their pre-Covid domestic flights. Occupancy rate in Indian domestic flights has been around 50-60 per cent since May 25.


Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in India since March 23.

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