New Delhi: With the travel curbs on international travel in place amid Coronavirus pandemic, hitting the aviation sector hard, IndiGo’s flight operations chief Ashim Mitra wrote to pilots on Thursday, saying “Economic environment in aviation sector has deteriorated significantly and it has become necessary to initiate some tough decisions over the next few days and weeks”. Also Read - Football: UEFA Denies August 3 Deadline For Champions League Conclusion
Mitra stated in his email, “Economic environment has deteriorated significantly and no airline is insulated from this severe downturn.” Also Read - Shahid Afridi, Jahangir Khan Come Forward to Help Minorities in Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic
“It has become a necessity to initiate some tough calls and we are working on a string of measures that will be shared and implemented over the next few days and weeks,” Mitra said. Also Read - Pakistan: Coronavirus Cases Cross 3,000-Mark, Govt Taking Measures to Curtail Its Spread
Asking the pilots to not believe any hearsay, Mitra added that the airline will keep them updated.
“Please keep taking all the precautions against COVID-19 and we shall overcome any challenge as long as stand strong and tall against these headwinds,” he said.
Notably, the aviation sector has been hit extremely hard due to Coronavirus pandemic as most airlines globally have drastically curtailed their flight operations.
On Wednesday, GoAir on Wednesday said it has terminated contracts of expat pilots amid curtailed operations due to the pandemic.