Covid-19 effect: Air India suspends the contract of around 200 employees

NEW DELHI: Air india On Thursday, it temporarily suspended the contracts of around 200 employees, including pilots, who were rehired after retirement, as all domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended in the country until April 14 to curb the pandemic. of COVID-19, a senior official said.

Given that almost all of the planes have landed and the carrier's revenues have suffered a significant drop in recent weeks, the airline has decided to temporarily suspend the contract of around 200 employees, including pilots who were rehired after their retirement, said the official.

The national carrier has already cut allowances for all employees except the cabin crew by 10 percent over the next three months to save money amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the health ministry, the death toll from coronavirus reached 50 on Thursday. The total number of positive cases has increased to 1,965 in the country.