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Jet sacks 25 expat pilots

india Updated: Nov 08, 2008 14:33 IST

Plagued by mounting losses, private air-carrier Jet Airways has sacked at least 25 expatriate pilots, including captains of Boeing 737 aircraft, a Jet spokesperson said on Saturday.

The expatriates get between USD 15,000 to 18,000 salary per month besides perquisites such as five-star hotel accommodation and business class conveyance to their home country.

Earlier, around Diwali time, Jet had sacked around 400 support staff but later rescinded its move by taking back all the employees.

Another private air-carrier, the Vijay Mallya-run Kingfisher Airlines, had last month, announced a cut in the salaries of its trainee pilots as a part of its cost-cutting measures.