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GoAir sacks senior pilot for tweet on PM Modi

The senior GoAir pilot has deleted the tweet and locked his account. He also tweeted an apology: "I apologise for my tweets about PM, other offensive tweets which may have hurt sentiments of anyone associated."

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: January 10, 2021 6:38:09 pm
Engine of GoAir aircraft catches fire at Ahmedabad airport; passengers evacuatedGoAir said the airline has a zero-tolerance policy on such matters

Low-cost airline GoAir Saturday said that it has terminated the services of a senior pilot who made derogatory remarks on his Twitter account. The pilot who originally tweeted, “PM is an idiot. You can call me same in return. It’s ok. I don’t matter. Bcoz I am not PM. But PM is an idiot. Period” on Thursday, has deleted the tweet and locked his Twitter account.

Later on Thursday, he also tweeted an apology. “I apologise for my tweets about PM, other offensive tweets which may have hurt sentiments of anyone associated. I convey that GoAir is not associated with any of my tweets directly or indirectly as they were personal views,” he posted.

A GoAir spokesperson, confirming the sacking of the pilot, said: “GoAir has zero tolerance policy and it is mandatory for all GoAir employees to comply with the company’s employment rules, regulations and policies, including social media behaviour. The airline does not associate itself with personal views expressed by any individual or an employee. GoAir has terminated the services of the captain with immediate effect”.

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