Sunday, July 23, 2006

IndiGo's arrival: Airways hotting up

Mumbai: India's airlines business is heading for a major shakeout as large number of private airline employees get set to join IndiGo, the latest venture with its 100-plane plans. IndiGo is potentially the biggest-player to start operations in early August.
After the Jet-Sahara break up, private airline employees once again find themselves on top of the food chain as IndiGo begins its hiring spree, sweeping up engineers, pilots and support staff in a sector that is critically short of trained personnel.
Ground duty engineers currently earning a monthly salary of Rs 80,000 are being offered Rs 1.30 lakh as monthly compensation, said market sources. IndiGo is making similar offers for other grades.
23/07/06 Lalatendu Mishra/Hindustan Times