Indian airlines came under the spotlight because of its loss of US$9 billion may be due to staff thievery, fraud and abuse of perks.
Air India’s internal investigation department discovered that one pilot had been paid more than US$400,000 in allowances for simulator training while he was actually on sick leave.
According to India’s former civil aviation minister Dr Sannat Kaur, the thievery has “been going on for years.”
The cases were discovered following an official strike by 350 Air India pilots as part of the dispute over training for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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