Friday, January 9, 2009

IndiGo bucks trend, plans to hire 50 pilots

MUMBAI: IndiGo, the country�s largest budget carrier, has decided to hire
nearly 50 pilots for its Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Jaipur

When contacted, IndiGo president
Aditya Ghosh confirmed the development to ET. �We are looking to hire 30-50
captains. These are near-term requirements and we will complete the process in
the coming weeks,� Mr Ghosh said.

Delhi-based IndiGo will pay around Rs 5 lakh per month to the pilots, including
accommodation allowance, depending on the experience and positions of them.The
country�s third largest carrier employs 228 pilots for its fleet of 19. Of this,
104 pilots are also CAT III qualified and trained.

The Indigo Airlines
needs more pilots as it plans to increase the number of flights over the next
fiscal and raise frequency at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai
sectors. The airline plans to add 30 destinations in the country by 2010. It has
more than 100 flights, connecting 20 destinations and controls 14.7% market

The fresh recruitment of pilots by IndiGo comes at a time when
Kingfisher Airlines and
Jet Airways had asked their
pilots, among others, to leave. Jet had offered a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS)
to more than 300 staff.

1 comment:

  1. The rapid infrastructural, cultural and economic development in the south Indian city of Hyderabad have augured the emergence of many other related industries and have triggered vigorous development in the such sectors as the hospitality sector. Hyderabad is also a major IT hub and this only proves to be a catalyst in bringing about development in the Hyderabad hotels. Flourishing business have paved the way to the opening of a number of world class business and budget hotels in Hydrabad. Growing business have also led to the growth of quite a many A-grade townships wherein also the hospitality industry is showing interest. As for example, Hospitality giants Hyatt, is all geared up to open two properties in Hyderabad. The first one, due to open in early 2010 is called Park Hyatt Hyderabad. The affiliates of Global Hyatt Corporation and Lanco Hills Technology Park Private Limited, which is a part of Lanco group have announced the signing of a definitive management agreement to open the second hotel in Hyderabad by 2011. The hotel will be named the Grand Hyatt Hyderabad. The hotel will be consisting 400 rooms and will be situated in the upcoming 100 acre township called Lanco hills in Manikonda, two miles from Gachibowli and HITEC city. The locality which is a part of the upcoming Central Business District is going to one of the most developed areas of Hyderabad and is 10 miles from the new international airport at Shamshabad.