Akasa Air is offering pilots 80% higher salaries than SpiceJet, which operates the same type of aircraft – the Boeing 737 – which will be the newest entrant to India’s aviation fleet. However, the salary will be around 10% less than the market leader IndiGo.
Akasa Air is in the market to hire around 300-350 cabin crew members and pilots by March 2023.
“Recruitment of our pilots and cabin crew is currently underway. We expect to have approximately 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023 and the workforce, including pilots and cabin crew, will be commensurate with our network and level of operations,” a spokesperson for Said airline.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa, which has ordered 70 Boeing Max airplanes, will be a low-cost carrier to start operations from the summer of 2022. The airline is likely to compete with IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir, which also offer lower fares. flights in the domestic market. IndiGo is the market leader, flinging over half of domestic passengers.
Acknowledging the fact that this may not be the best offer, the pilots said that these offers will get takers in this post-pandemic scenario.