HC holds AI pilots' strike illegal
Holding that the strike by over 200 Air India pilots was "illegal", the Delhi High Court on Wednesday barred them from any protest action, as the airline management sacked 10 more pilots.
As the agitation by pilots owing allegiance to the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) entered the second day, harried passengers complained of flight delays by over two hours with some having heated exchanges with airline staff in Delhi and Mumbai for not helping them.
Six international flights were cancelled today. These were from Mumbai-Newark and those from Delhi to Singapore, NewYork (JFK), Chicago and Toronto.
The government, which has been talking tough, said it was ready to talk to the protesting pilots but only after they resumed duty.
The cancellation of flights has been causing Air India a huge financial loss of over Rs 10 crore (Rs 100 million) per day.