Air India fires around 180 trainee cabin crew members
New Delhi : Blaming the economic slowdown in the aviation industry due to coronavirus lockdowns, Air India has fired its 180 trainee cabin crew members, said airline officials.
“The airline has taken a decision to withdraw job offers for about 180 trainees who were to join as cabin crew after completing their training as the aviation sector has been hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic,” said an airline official.
In a letter sent to one such trainee cabin crew member on July 6, the airline said, “In view of the current aviation scenario, it would not be possible for Air India to impart any further training to you for engaging your services.”
The letter also said, “In view of above reasons, which are beyond the control of the company, it has been decided to discontinue your training arrangement and dispense with the offer of engagement with immediate effect.”
On querying more about this with the officials of the airlines, they claimed it to be an integral matter of the company and they would not like to make a comment on it.