Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways has hiked the salaries of its pilots, acceding to their long pending demand, even as its 24 per cent stake sale deal with Etihad Airways awaits regulatory approvals.
“The airline has hiked its pilots’ wages by up to 18 per cent in staggered manner with retrospective effect from 2010-11,” sources close to the development said.
The maximum hike stands at 6 per cent per year based on the pay scales of the pilots.
Jet Airways has about 13,000 employees on its roll, of which about 1,100 are pilots.
Earlier in January, the carrier had announced a wage hike of up to Rs 18,000 for its around 7,500 ground staff.
09/06/13 PTI/Times of India