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05-22-2012, 11:29 PM #1
Air India extends contingency plan to June 1With no end in sight to the strike by a section of Air India pilots which entered the 15th day on Tuesday, the airline management has extended its contingency plan of curtailed operations to June 1.
“The contingency plan that we have put in place has now been extended to June 1 from May 25,” Air India sources told PTI here.
Besides, the bookings are being accepted only for those flights which are being operated under the contingency plan, they said.
Under the plan, which Air India implemented on May 16 following the strike by its over 200 pilots owing allegiance to the now-derecognised Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), the national carrier is operating a bare minimum number of international operations by clubbing flights to destinations in Europe and the US.
Consequently, Air India continued operating a curtailed international schedule, flying seven West-bound flights instead of normal 16 daily flights....being a human...