KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 28): Low-cost airline AirAsia Bhd may again be laying off a few hundred employees as it seeks to survive in an industry hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis.
Even the mighty SQ is retrenching its workers so which airlines is not? SQ has the strong backing of the cash-rich Singapore government and yet it is releasing its workers. Therefore, it is not surprising that AirAsia and many other airlines without government support are retrenching. They may even be folding up in no time.
In my other post it was reported that a pilot stated his expenses per month add up to S$19,000 while he used to earn $23,000 per month. Now he is earning $13,000.
A stewardess/steward's average basic salary is $1,500 ($18,000 a year). The said pilot in a single month spent the whole year of the stewardess/steward's salary. Incredible isn't it?