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Wizz Air reinstates pilot pay to pre-pandemic levels

Wizz Air is reinstating pilot salaries to pre-Covid-19 levels from October 1.

It claims to be one of the first airlines to end temporary pay cuts for pilots following the pandemic.

The move coincides with the budget carrier embarking on its largest recruitment drive for pilots and cabin crew.

 Wizz Air plans to hire 200 pilots and 800 cabin crew members by December as it continues to ramp up operations across its network.

The carrier said it was committed to creating thousands more jobs over there next decade, as it plans to triple the size of its fleet to 500 Airbus aircraft.

An average of 2,000 new recruits will be taken on each year until 2030In order to fill positions created by this growth.

Executive vice president and chief group operations officer Mike Delehant said: “There is no doubt the past year has been challenging for the industry, but we are proud to announce today that we are one of the first airlines to reinstate pilot salaries to pre-pandemic levels.

“We thank each and every one of our staff for the continued commitment, hard work and resilience they have shown since March 2020.

“As we continue to focus on sustainable growth, we look forward to welcoming thousands of new recruits in the coming years, to join our growing family.”

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