Air Peace has sacked more than 70 pilots due to the adverse effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.
The airline that claimed that the work erasure for pilots among them over 3000 employees became necessary because it could not afford to continue fulfilling its financial obligations without reforming all of its operations to survive the times, added that it was a painful but rightful decision.
The report published on Monday August 3 also confirmed that the management of the airline had carried out a series of steps including a reduction in staff wages upto 40 percent.
The report states;
“Under the conditions we consider ourselves, the choice is inevitable. The sustainability of the airline is of utmost importance in order to preserve the stability of the majority of the current jobs and the prospect of creating new ones in future.
When all returns to normal, today’s impacted pilots will have a place to return to in the future if they so wish.
“Nothing short of what we’ve done will cause an airline to crash, as could be seen in some places around the world during this time.
“So we agreed to review the wages paid to all employees. The new salaries reflect zero to 40 % reduction in the former pay depending on rising staff’s salary grades.
“It became clear for us to be able to manage our activities and endure the times, even after the layoffs, that certain jobs would eventually go away.”