IndiGo's chief executive officer Ronojoy Dutta wrote to the airline's staff in a letter to address the growing concerns of its pilots, cabin crew, and commanders, saying that the airline is constantly reviewing its staff salaries and will adjust salaries based on the competitive environment and IndiGo's bottom line.
The CEO issued the email to employees on April 8 in response to several media stories claiming that the airline's senior management and workforce were at odds.
"Salaries are a difficult, thorny issue and underlying imperatives are to consider the wage structure in competitive industries," Dutta said in the email.
He added that the aviation industry is dealing with sky-high aviation turbine fuel prices and a recovery in passenger air traffic.
"I want to assure you that the interest of our employees is our utmost priority but at the moment we have to carefully manage a balance between higher costs, higher ticket prices," Dutta said.
Some of the airlines' pilots were also suspended last week for preparing protests over the ongoing pandemic-related wage reduction. The pilots had intended to go on strike starting April 5 in protest of the 28 percent salary cutbacks that had been implemented until last month.