Couple questions about Kingfisher and the ATR72.
1. Do all newhire pilots start on the ATR nowadays or do newhires also start on the Airbus? Do newhire Airbus pilots come with ratings or experience from other Indian Airbus operators?
2. Are ATR Captains sourced from the ATR and the Airbus (i.e., from Airbus FO to ATR Captain) or do most start on the ATR as FOs?
3. Are the bases for ATR any different than the Airbus bases?
4. Lastly, how different is the pay on the ATR vs. the Airbus - big difference for newhires and Captains or similar pay levels?
Apologies if these questions have been asked before. Thanks for any input. Cheers