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GoAir pilots quit troubled Indian airline

GoAir. Image by Kurush Pawar / CC BY-SA 2.0

Just weeks after the departure of Giorgio di Roni, CEO of GoAir, 30 pilots have resigned from the troubled Indian carrier. Industry insiders have linked the departures to the airline’s two-part pay structure, with wages primarily based on flying hours. Reductions in the number of services would leave many pilots with reduced earnings, a source of growing dissatisfaction at the airline. GoAir is just the latest of many airlines in India suffering financial difficulties, following the collapse of Kingfisher Airlines and the near-collapse of rival Spicejet. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com