Air Deccan ceases its operations, all workers positioned on sabbatical without pay

NEW DELHI: Regional airliner Air Deccan announced on Sunday that it is miles ceasing its operations till further remember and all workers are being positioned on sabbatical without pay amid coronavirus pandemic.

The airline’s CEO A Enough Singh in a mail to workers acknowledged following the circulate to give up time table passenger operations all over the lockdown, “Air Deccan has no desire but to give up its operations till further remember. With heavy heart, I’m also compelled to inform that every particular person existing workers of Air Deccan (permanent, non permanent and contractual) are being positioned on sabbatical without pay with immediate enact.”

Even earlier than the 21-day lockdown, Air Deccan used to be no longer within the crimson of effectively being by formulation of passenger operations. DGCA’s provisional knowledge shows it operated 996 flights in 2018, flying 7,635 passengers that year. In 2019 and January and February of 2020, DGCA knowledge shows, it operated very few flights and had a surely high flight cancellation rate.

“Air Deccan used to be a financially very extinct airline which would possibly possibly maybe no longer operate a lion’s a part of the RCS routes awarded to it. But except coronavirus pandemic is over quickly and other folks start flying but again, some bigger airlines can even decide up it complicated to continue,” acknowledged an aviation alternate insider.

“In my past two a long time of aviation skills, I bask in for my part seen rather a lot of cycles of highs and lows. Nevertheless, the bid in hand used to be by no formulation seen earlier than and is utmost serious – both socially and economically. I’m penning this electronic mail after aviation ministry and DGCA (requested) all scheduled passenger airlines to (swiftly for the length of lockdown) give up overall operations from March 24, 2020. In see of the contemporary global and home components and subsequent directive by the Indian regulator, Air Deccan has no desire but to give up its operations till further remember,” CEO A Enough Singh’s mail says.

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