Air India Pilots on Strike, 14 More Flights Called Off
Monday, 14th May 2012 at 05:00am
The pilots of Air India were on their seventh day of protest last Monday, May 14, causing the airline management of call off 14 more international flights and cancel domestic operations.
According to one of Air India's senior officials, due to the cancellation of those 14 flights, a contingency plan will be enforced in two to three days, so that a minimum international operation will be guaranteed.
He also added that the management is observing the situation and notifying their passengers beforehand.
On the other hand, Ajit Singh, the Civil Aviation Minister, said on Sunday that he was disappointed on the government's initiative to merge Air India to the former Indian Airlines, citing that due diligence should have been observed.
The Air India crisis took off on Tuesday, May 8, when the members of the Indian Pilots Guild went on a mass sick leave after complaining about the airline's move to give former Indian Airlines' pilots the Boeing-787 aircraft training.
By: Pete Lee.