NIGERIA: Why We Sacked Pilots—Azman Air MD

The Managing Director Azman Air, Alhaji Faisal Abdulmunaf, on Monday gave reasons why the airline sacked six pilots and other workers over the weekend.

Faisal said the sack is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic Impacts on airline operation, not just locally but globally.

Recall that six pilots and some other workers were sacked over the weekend by the company, while some reports said it was due to complaints made the workers over salary delay.

According to Faisal, airlines are left with no other option but to downsize and right size in order to mitigate the effect of the pandemic.

In a statement received by reporters,  Azman Air boss said:

“Unfortunately the news is true, Aviation sector is terribly affected globally by Covid-19, There is need to downsize and right size for airlines to survive, as we battle with the second wave of the Pandemic. The decision was not easy but necessary to navigate through the current global economic challenges.

“We do hope and pray that the impact does not last longer than anticipated, so that we can have all our Planes and Pilots flying again.”

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