Thursday, May 10, 2012

Air India sacks nine more pilots, eight flights cancelled

New Delhi/Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) The pilots' agitation in Air India continued for the third day Thursday forcing the management to cancel eight more international flights, stop bookings on some major long-haul routes for the next five days and sack nine more pilots.

'We had to cancel eight international flights from Delhi and Mumbai. Rest all international flights are operating per schedule,' a senior Air India official told IANS in New Delhi.

'We are using reserve pilots who are trained to operate Boeing 777 aircraft. Passengers are being updated about their flight status.'
The flights to and from the national capital to various international destinations like Chicago, Toronto, Shanghai, Paris and Frankfurt have been affected.
From Mumbai, two international operations to New Jersey and Riyadh were cancelled.
The flag carrier's international low-cost subsidiary Air India Express had also to cancel six flight operations to various destinations from south India to the Middle East.

The airline also announced that it has closed ticket bookings on ultra long-haul routes till May 15. Closure in ticket bookings will affect around 15 flights to West-bound destinations such as the US, Europe, and some other destinations like Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
'Currently we have deployed 777 aircraft on some of these routes. The pilots who are agitating have had adequate training on these aircraft. And if the stir continues we will have no option but to ground these aircraft,' sources in the airline said.
The airline has 17 aircraft of 777 type in the fleet. The airline also sacked nine more pilots Thursday who went on mass sick leave Tuesday.

'We have sacked nine more pilots. We are ready for talks, negotiations but we will also not tolerate this kind of illegal action which will permanently hurt the airline's image,' the airline official said.

The flag carrier had sacked 26 pilots on Wednesday and 10 pilots on Tuesday. Air India also derecognised their union - Indian Pilots Guild (IPG).

Trouble started for the airline when pilots belonging to IPG, of pre-merger Air India pilots, had gone on mass 'sick' leave protesting the move by the airline to provide Boeing-787 Dreamliner training to pilots from the erstwhile Indian Airlines.
The stir caused four international flight cancellations each on Tuesday and Wednesday. The airline added that it has also filed a contempt of court petition in the Delhi High Court against the pilots who were restrained by the Court not to go on a strike.
The airline had Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court, which restrained the pilots from going on strike, termed illegal by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh.

While the IPG has said it is open to talks, the government has made it clear that there would be no negotiations till the pilots returned to work.
Air India is estimated to be suffering a loss of Rs.10 crore per day, besides loss in passenger goodwill and international image at the height of the holiday season.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

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Lucknow to New Delhi and Mumbai, say airport officials

Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) Plagued by financial losses, Kingfisher Airlines has pulled out its flights from Lucknow to New Delhi andMumbai, say airport officials.
According to the airport officials, the airline also shut its counter at the Amausi Airport in Lucknow Sunday evening.
The 'in-red' airlines had two flights from Lucknow to Delhi and Mumbai.
Speaking to IANS, a source said the flights were running to "not even half the capacity" and had left the two flights bleeding.
"The decision was being mulled upon for a very long time and was executed Sunday," an official informed.
Airport authorities say the staff at the Kingfisher ticketing counter have also stopped reporting at the airport.
Officials say the tickets of passengers who were booked in advance would be refunded and messages have been sent to such passengers with regard to the shelving of the flights.
Gagan Gurnani, owner of the Dream Travel Ways Private Limited who booked air tickets for Kingfisher, confirmed they have been asked not to issue tickets.
"The flights to Mumbai and Delhi have been cancelled and we are no longer issuing tickets for the same," he said.
Airport director Atul Dixit confirmed that the Kingfisher flights to Mumbai and New Delhi were no more flying from Lucknow. He, however refused to confirm any information on reports that the airlines major had also decided to wind up its office in the state capital.
Kingfisher officials however were mum on the developments. NEWS

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Kingfisher Airlines has been given until Wednesday to come up with a revised, clear schedule for the aircraft that it is still operating, the aviation regulator said on Tuesday.
The airline is currently operating 28 of its 64 planes, Civil Aviation Director General E.K. Bharat Bhushan told reporters. The regulator also has ordered a special safety surveillance on Kingfisher, he said, although he added that there were no problems or worries aboutaircraft safety.
The regulator earlier asked the carrier to explain why it has cancelled a large number of flights since Saturday.