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Business News/ Companies / News/  Air India restructures salaries, allowances from April 1. How much will pilots, cabin crews will earn?

Air India restructures salaries, allowances from April 1. How much will pilots, cabin crews will earn?

Air India pilots will earn a minimum salary of ₹50,000 per month, which can go up to ₹8.5 lakh. While cabin crews can earn in the range from ₹25000 to ₹78,000 per month. The company has also announced various allowances for its employees.

AIR India restructures its salary and allowances plan for employees with effect from April 1st. Premium
AIR India restructures its salary and allowances plan for employees with effect from April 1st.

Air India has redesigned its salary structure for its cabin crews and pilots starting from April 1st. At the Tata Group-backed airline, the minimum salary for a pilot will be 50,000 per month and the maximum could go to 8.5 lakh per month. The salary pattern varies from pilot categories and the number of hours of flying. For a cabin crew, the minimum salary is set at 25,000 per month and the maximum would be 78,000 per month depending upon the levels. Air India also offers allowances such as domestic layovers, international layovers, and others.

Here's what Air India's new salary structure will look like:

Pilots salary: 

In the case of pilot levels, a trainee (junior first officer under training) will get 50,000 per month. While Junior First Officers after Line Release up to 1 year will get 2.35 lakh per month. The first officer will earn 3.45 lakh per month, while Captain (SFO) which means the first officer with ATPL will earn 4.75 lakh per month.

Further, at Air India, a commander which is a pilot internally upgraded captain/SFO who has obtained a P1 rating on the company's aircraft type --- will earn 7.50 lakh per month. Senior commander with more than 4 years of P1 rating on company aircraft type will earn 8.50 lakh per month.

Further, Air India is giving flying and other allowances to pilots. A junior pilot will get from 1,500 o 1,950 allowances for flying hours between 0 hours to 90+ hours.

On similar flying hours, the first officer will get 2,900 to 3,770 allowances. Captain (SFO) will get 4,300 to 5,590, commander to get from 6,500 to 8,450, and senior commander to receive in the range of 7,100 to 9,230.

Among other allowances, Air India is giving a wide body allowance of 75,000 per month to commanders and senior commanders, while other categories of pilots get 25,000 per month. There is a domestic layover allowance of 2,200 per night to commanders and senior commanders, while the rest will get 1,600 per night.

Further, the company is giving staff on duty --- which will be 65% of the flying allowance applicable for the block hours (rate of 0-40 hours to apply). Also, international layover allowances are applicable to pilots.

The salary structure is assumed on 70 hours of flying per month for both pilots and cabin crews. 

Air India said, movements between levels will also be subject to safety and disciplinary policy of the company.

Cabin Crews: 

Coming to cabin crews, a trainee will get 25,000 per month (stipend for fresher crew) and 30,000 per month (stipend for experienced crew) respectively. The cabin crew will get 53,000 per month, the senior cabin to earn 64,000 per month, and the executive cabin to receive 78,000 per month.

For flying hours between zero to 90+ hours, cabin crews will get flying allowances from 375 to 750. Senior cabin to get 475 to 950, and employees on executive will earn allowances from 525 to 1,050. This is available for cabin crews on the FTC level.

But for permanent cabin crews, the general allowance would be 300 for 0-60 hours of flying and 375 for 65-70 hours, but employees on the senior level will get 400 to 650 on flying from 0-65 hours, and 525 to 700 on 65-70 hours. Permanent cabin executive to earn from 650 to 1,245 on 0-65 hours, and 700 to 1,275 on 65-70 hours.

Apart from international and domestic layovers, cabin crews will also get airport standby and check crew allowances.

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Updated: 17 Apr 2023, 09:22 PM IST
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