KOLKATA, May 1 – Altogether eight Air India flights were cancelled today from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on the fifth day of the strike of the airline’s pilots, sources said.
The destinations of the cancelled flights were Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Dimapur and Imphal.
Air India sources here said 11 flights from Kolkata to Silchar, Shillong, Port Blair, Aizawl, Agartala, Dimapur, Guwahati and Imphal operated as per schedule.
Eight hundred odd pilots, belonging to the erstwhile Indian Airlines owing allegiance to Indian Commercial Pilots Association, have been on an indefinite strike from the midnight of April 26 demanding pay hike. – PTI
Jet Airways begin services from Aizawl
Aizawl, May 1 – Jet Airways began its air services between Kolkata-Aizawl-Guwahati from today even as many passengers were stranded in Kolkata, Aizawl and Guwahati as the Air India pilots strike entered the fifth day.
Jet Airways sources said that the 68-seater ATR aircraft services would operate between Kolkata-Aizawl-Guwahati and Guwahati-Aizawl-Kolkata every day.
With the entry of Jet Airways in the lone Lengpui Airport near here, Mizoram now has the services of three airlines – Air India, Kingfisher and Jet Airways. – PTI