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Nearly 62 Jet Airways, Air India pilots move to IndiGo

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New Delhi: As many as 62 pilots of Jet Airways and Air India have flown out of the two airlines in a little over one year to join other carriers, with a majority of them boarding the Rahul Bhatia-promoted IndiGo. While private carrier Jet Airways has lost 30 pilots in 15 months to budget carrier IndiGo, state-owned Air India has seen the migration of 32 pilots in the past one year, industry sources said. “Some 30 pilots including ATR commanders and Boeing 737 first officers have left Jet Airways in the past 15 months to take up employment with IndiGo for better pay packages and work environment,” sources told PTI. Most of these pilots have already joined IndiGo after serving the mandatory six-month notice period, they said, adding the rest are expected to board the airline in the next one to two months. When contacted, a Jet Airways spokesperson termed the resignation of the pilots as a part of normal attrition faced by organisations. “This is part of the normal attrition faced by organisations across industries. In all cases of resignations, the relevant provisions of notice period are applicable,” the spokesperson said

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