New Delhi: Days after bringing its domestic and international flight operations to a halt, SpiceJet on Tuesday announced to cut 10-30 per cent salary of all employees for the month of March. Also Read - SpiceJet Pilot With No International Flight Record in Recent Past Tests Positive
As per updates from the SpiceJet, its chairman will draw 30 per cent less pay for the month of March. Also Read - SpiceJet to Finalise Compensation Deal With Boeing by March-end
In another development, SpiceJet said on March 29 said that one of its pilots who did not fly any international flight this month has tested positive for the coronavirus. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: SpiceJet to Suspend Delhi-Hong Kong Flights From February 16
“One of our colleagues, a first officer with SpiceJet, has tested positive for COVID-19. The test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March 2020,” the airline’s spokesperson told news agency PTI.
“The last domestic flight that he operated was on March 21 from Chennai to Delhi and since then he had quarantined himself at home,” he added.
Part of the precautionary measure, all crew and staff who had been in direct contact with him have been asked to self-quarantine by staying at home for the next 14 days.
Keeping in mind the coronavirus outbreak, SpiceJet on Thursday announced to suspend majority of its international operations from March 21 till April 30. The airlines said that it will resume its operations soon after the situation normalises across the country and globe.
“We are forced to temporarily suspend the majority of our international operations from March 21 till April 30. We will resume the suspended flights as soon as the situation normalises,” the SpiceJet said in a statement.
As per updates, the SpiceJet operates 597 flights to 62 destinations, including 53 domestic and 9 international ones. Singapore, Dubai, Colombo, Kathmandu and Bangkok are some of the international destinations that the SpiceJet connects to on daily basis.