Aviation crisis worsen as 20 AI flights cancelled on 6th Day
The aviation crisis in India continues as a group of pilot of Air India airlines enters into 6th day, which leads to airline to cancel 20 international flights, causing huge inconvenience to the hundred of passengers.
According to reports, around 400 pilots have reported sick and around 111 senior executive pilots who are still on duty have supported the ?leaved? pilots.
On the other hand, airline management has sacked 71 pilots and also sought cancellation of the flying licenses of 11 office- bearers of the Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG), which is spearheading the agitation, reports added.
The airline has also suspended its bookings for international flights till May 15.
Union civil aviation minister Ajit Singh has asked the pilots to consider the plight of passengers and said, "We are ready for talks but they must call off their strike".
"The first priority must be to make sure that the passengers feel they are being listened to. So let the pilots decide that. Ask for forgiveness from passengers. Start the flights ... we can talk on anything after that," Singh has said.
--With Agencies Inputs--
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