Qatar Airways has deferred payment of 50% of salaries for its mid-level and senior staff in Doha for three months with effect from April 2020.
According to the airline, they will credit the salaries as soon as possible when everything goes back to normal.
Furthermore, the airline reports that other employees across all job levels (including overseas employees and junior employees) have taken voluntary salary deferrals in solidarity with their colleagues.
Additionally, Chief Executive Officer, Akbar al-Baker, has forfeited his salary until the airline returns to full operations.
Despite the suspension of international passenger flights, the airline has been flying charter flights, repatriating over 45,000 passengers back home to France, 70,000 to Germany, and over 100,000 customers back to the United Kingdom.
Its cargo business has increased operations to ensure the continuity of global trade and movement of essential medical and aid supplies, with almost 100 flights per day.
Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. Its headquarters are in Doha. It operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 150 international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport.