Etihad Airways to extend salary reduction for staff until September

Junior staff and cabin crew to continue with 25% cut, 50% for manager level and above

In a further blow to the industry, Etihad has announced the continued salary reduction for the next three months.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said on Thursday a cut in salary for employees would be extended through until September, as the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis continues to be felt across the aviation industry.

UAE carriers Emirates Airlines and Sharjah-based low cost carrier Air Arabia this week both announced plans to make redundancies across their respective operations.

In a further blow to the industry, Etihad has announced the continued salary reduction for the next three months.

A statement from the carrier said: “Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the travel industry, Etihad is continuing to consider all options to protect jobs and preserve cash at this challenging time. Regretfully, Etihad has extended its salary reduction until September 2020, with 25 percent reduction for junior staff and cabin crew, and 50 percent for employees at manager level and above. Housing allowance and a number of benefits continue to be paid.”

In March, the airline had announced a temporary reduction of basic salaries for the month of April for all staff, including executives, between 25 to 50 per cent.

While in May, the airline said that redundancies would be made “across several sectors”.

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