Indian low-cost carrier Indigo is implementing “limited, graded leave without pay” programme for some of its employees. In an official mail to the staff, Ronojoy Dutta, the chief executive officer at the airline said that this will be applicable for months of May, June and July.

The ‘leaves without pay’ range from 1.5 days to five days depending on the employee group.  Majority of the employees won’t be affected by this policy.

The Interglobe Aviation led- carrier will also bring into effect a previously-announced plan to cut salaries (in March, Indigo announced pay cuts, but then revoked the decision). It has now decided to move ahead with the plan which will see salary reductions of as much as 15 per cent for mid- and senior-level employees and up to 25 per cent for top executives.

Dutta also said that as and when operations resume, the airline will start with a lower capacity initially and gradually build it up in the following months.