Indian airline cos' high pay lures Indonesian pilots

Surabaya: Indian airline companies are attracting more and more Indonesian pilots by giving them two-three fold higher salary than what their country gives. “In Air Sahara, there are about five Indonesian pilots, while in Jet Air at least ten pilots are from Indonesia. Most of them are former pilots of Garuda, Merpati, Mandala and other private airlines companies of Indonesia,” Lulik Turnianto, a former Merpati airline (Indonesian) pilot, who is now working as a pilot in Air Sahara said.
“Working in India gives certain satisfaction as the salary is quite big. A captain’s salary in India can reach three folds,” he said.
16/10/06 PTI/Financial Express

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