Pilots’ stir hits flight services in Chennai

PTI Chennai | Updated on April 28, 2011 Published on April 28, 2011

Eight Air India flights to and from Chennai were cancelled today following the strike by AI pilots, officials here said.

According to airport officials, a Singapore-based service besides in-bound flights from cities including Kolkata were cancelled.

Meanwhile, passengers of some low-cost airlines protested the ‘sudden hike’ in ticket fares in the wake of strike by the pilots of the state-owned carrier.

About 800 pilots belonging to the erstwhile Indian Airlines went on strike on Wednesday demanding pay parity with Air India pilots and better working conditions.

The Air India management had declared the strike illegal and derecognised the Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) besides sealing its offices in Delhi and Mumbai.

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Published on April 28, 2011
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