Travel agency Air India is advising book hotels in India and the United Kingdom to move to a new, lower cost airline.
Air India’s new “Air Travel Guarantee” will help Airline staff who work from abroad earn at least 10% more than domestic staff.
“Our new guarantee has helped us reduce the cost of travel by at least 50%,” said Air India spokesperson Rajesh Kumar.
India has been a destination for Air India since the airline began operating in the country in the mid-1990s, with the first airline to fly there in 1997.
It has since grown into one of the world’s biggest airlines, with a turnover of $15 billion last year, according to Bloomberg data.
India’s economy has grown steadily since the early 2000s, adding 3.6 million jobs in the first quarter of 2019, according the Bureau of Statistics.
India is a net importer of foreign direct investment, with an estimated $8.9 billion in direct investments in 2019.
Air India said its new policy was designed to make it easier for the airline to attract and retain key staff, while also keeping costs low.
The airline said that Air India will offer new policies that allow staff to earn a minimum wage of 10% of their salary when working from outside the country, and then move to an airline with a higher cost of living.
In addition to the new policy, Air India said it will continue to offer a free holiday every year for Airline employees, who work for a maximum of one week per year.
Airline workers will be eligible for this benefit up to two weeks before and after a holiday.
As part of the new guarantee, Air France has announced that it will reduce the minimum wage in the French-language market by 50% from its current level of 5,000 euros to 3,500 euros per month, as well as provide a new travel guarantee.