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According to Trak.In, IndiGo is the first airline in the world to resume hiring, with 32 new pilots being placed and 25 new aircraft on order.
As “the clouds of the gloomy times are finally starting to disappear,” the airline has provided around 32 pilots with offer letters for the ATR-72 fleet. IndiGo prioritized the pilots who were supposed to join the company in December 2019, but Covid-19 stopped them. Also, IndiGo is expecting deliveries of 25 ATR-72 planes.
One of the senior company executives said: “We want to plan ahead. Since there will be a steady induction of ATR-72 jets this year, we have to keep the pool of pilots ready”.
However, it is unlikely that hiring for the Airbus A320 family aircraft will start anytime soon.
“For the A320 aircraft, we don’t see any immediate requirement of pilots as the size of the fleet will remain the same,” the executive said.