Air Peace, a Nigerian airline has said that it had its worst hit in business due to the Coronavirus pandemic. According to the airline, this has made them to sack most of their pilots and also cut the pay of the those who stayed by 40%.
In the statement released by the airline, it was disclosed that the airline had to make the painful yet inevitable decision so as to “protect the continuity of majority of the existing jobs and the possibility of creating new ones in the future.” The airline also promised that affected pilots will be taken back (if they so wish) when everything returns back to normal.
The statement further reads, “Anything short of what we have done may lead to the collapse of an airline as could be seen in some places worldwide during this period.
“Therefore, we decided to review the salaries being paid to all staff. The new salaries reflect zero to 40 per cent cut of the former salary depending on the salary grades of every staff. Even after the cuts, it was obvious for us to be able to sustain our operations and survive the times, some jobs must inevitably have to go.”