According to an order from the airline’s HR manager, Pakistan International Airlines has agreed to send its workers on rotation-based pay leaves from April 14.
The email sent to the heads of the section by Air Commodore Amer Altaf said that workers should be sent on 10-day paid leave, so that their leaves are used by the entire work force every month without exception.
The decision was taken to “curtail unnecessary cost due to non-utilization of manpower and to curb the associated overhead costs”.
Section heads were advised to schedule service rosters in a way that doesn’t impact operations around the world.
All domestic and international flight operations in the country are suspended until April 21.
Abdul Sattar Khokhar, spokesman for the Aviation Division, had said on April 2, that political, special and cargo flights would be exempted from order.
Coronavirus has claimed more than 80 lives and infected more than 5,000 people in the country.