IndiGo to induct 100 foreign pilots by the end of Jun-2019: COO

    IndiGo chief operating officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer reported the LCC’s decision to slightly curtail its domestic schedule until 31-Mar-2019 is primarily attributable to minor delays in the recruitment and induction of foreign pilots (Indian Express/Financial Express, 15/16-Feb-2019). Mr Prock-Schauer said the airline plans to hire and induct 100 foreign pilots by the end of Jun-2019. He rejected claims that IndiGo is facing pilot shortages, noting: “We have 6.65 captains per aircraft which is a comfortable number to have for our fleet size”.