National airline Congo Airways has decided to reduce the salaries of all its employees by 17%. In an internal memo sent on January 25 the management of Congo Airways justifies this measure because the company currently faces cash-flow difficulties.
Désiré Balazire, the general director of Congo Airways specifies that this decision aims to reduce operation costs and to keep employment and most important: keeping the company alive. The national airline has four aircraft: 2 Dash 8-400 and 2 Airbus A320.
This measure could be lifted when the company’s situation is flourishing again.
About 30 employees were dismissed in September 2016, keeping nearly 400 employees across the country. A few months ago Désiré Balazire explained that his company only aims to maintain a staff of two hundred and fifty agents.