Nearly 25 percent Indian pilots quits in last six months

Photo of flight of Indigo airlines flight.

New Delhi: The low cost airline Indigo has noticed that as many as 25 Indian pilots have left in the past six months amid the domestic aviation sector witnessing intense competition.

The domestic airlines embarking on ambitious expansion plans, the demand for pilots and cabin crew across various levels is on the rise. Against this backdrop, various airlines, including IndiGo, are also pitching for increasing the mandatory notice period for pilots to one year from six months.

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IndiGo is the country’s largest airline in terms of market share which stood at 39.8 per cent in July.

While there are rumours that a significant number of pilots are leaving IndiGo, the carrier put the quantum at nearly 25 for the last six-month period.

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An IndiGo spokesperson said less than 25 Indian pilots have left in the last six months.