GoAir to furlough 90% of staff after India extends coronavirus lockdown

New Delhi: Indian budget airline GoAir has asked as many as 90% of its 5,500 employees to go on indefinite leave without pay as the India...

New Delhi: Indian budget airline GoAir has asked as many as 90% of its 5,500 employees to go on indefinite leave without pay as the Indian government’s coronavirus flight restrictions dry up cash flow, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday.

The airline will keep paying a small number of employees on payroll to restart operations when the government allows flights, the report bloom.bg/2VjpsnV said, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

India's civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a tweet bit.ly/2zefUCf late on Saturday that the government is yet to take a decision on domestic and international flights.

Puri said “airlines are advised to open their bookings only after a decision in this regard has been taken by the Government.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day national lockdown in late March to contain the spread of the virus outbreak. The lockdown has been extended until May 3 at least.

GoAir is checking with the government if the airline can continue sale of tickets for travel after the national lockdown ends on May 3, the report added.


-Source: News Agency

COMMENTS


*

Name

AROUND THE GLOBE,427,business,28,BY READERS,354,FEATURE,188,GLOBE,15,KERALA,6,Movie,262,SPECIAL STORY,293,TAMILNADU,2,TOP STORY,869,TRAVEL,8,
ltr
item
Local Glob: GoAir to furlough 90% of staff after India extends coronavirus lockdown
GoAir to furlough 90% of staff after India extends coronavirus lockdown
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DkQSjUwEg2o/Xpx_RUbzlXI/AAAAAAAArPg/VwQ0EStF8pETg8EIjSyn3yHp61PbB4hNACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/go%2Bair.png
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DkQSjUwEg2o/Xpx_RUbzlXI/AAAAAAAArPg/VwQ0EStF8pETg8EIjSyn3yHp61PbB4hNACLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/go%2Bair.png
Local Glob
http://www.localglob.com/2020/04/goair-to-furlough-90-of-staff-after.html
http://www.localglob.com/
http://www.localglob.com/
http://www.localglob.com/2020/04/goair-to-furlough-90-of-staff-after.html
true
8255692317570297677
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy