Air India strike: 76 flights cancelled
Published on May 26, 2010 under News
New Delhi: Air India has cancelled 76 domestic and international flights scheduled for Wednesday on its network in the wake of strike by 20,000 employees of the national carrier who are protesting against airline management’s gag order.
“We have cancelled a total of 76 flights scheduled to be operated on domestic as well as international sectors from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore on May 26,” an airline official said.
The airline has decided to cancel these flights after reviewing the situation of the availability of the executive engineers, who are not part of the employees’ unions.
No flight could be operated until it is certified by an aircraft engineer. Since the numbers of executive engineers are less so Air India decided to cancel these 76 flights, said the official.