Air India to operate nine-wide bodied aircraft from Mumbai

PTI Mumbai | Updated on May 01, 2011 Published on May 01, 2011

With the strike by Air India pilots entering the fifth day on Sunday, the national carrier has decided to put into operation nine wide-bodied aircraft, besides a few domestic operations to transport stranded passengers from the city airports.

The airline will be operating four Boeing 777’s between Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Delhi-Mumbai (two services), Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai, and Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai, an Air India spokesperson said. It will also operate a Boeing 747 Jumbo between Mumbai-Dubai-Delhi-Mumbai.

The airline will operate four Boeing 737 services between Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai (two services), Mumbai-Trivandrum-Mumbai, and Chennai-Singapore-Chennai, the spokesperson added. The airline will also be operating 30 normal services using narrow-bodied aircraft, the spokesperson said.

The striking pilots are demanding a higher fixed component in the salary package, a CBI probe into alleged mismanagement which has led to losses of over Rs 16,000 crore and removal of airline CMD Mr Arvind Jadhav holding him responsible for the “financial mess”.

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Published on May 01, 2011
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