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GoAir to furlough 90pc of staff

Indian budget airline GoAir has asked as many as 90 percents of its 5,500 employees to go on indefinite leave without pay as the Indian government’s coronavirus flight restrictions dry up cash flow, Bloomberg News reported yesterday.

The airline will keep paying a small number of employees on payroll to restart operations when the government allows flights, the report said, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

India’s civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a tweet late on Saturday that the government is yet to take a decision on domestic and international flights. Puri said, “airlines are advised to open their bookings only after a decision in this regard has been taken by the Government.”