75 flights of Air India Express canceled, operations expected to be normal by Sunday

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A group of crew members had gone on strike to protest against alleged mismanagement and discriminatory treatment of employees at the airline. However, he had announced withdrawal of the strike on Tuesday night. Along with this, the airline management also withdrew the dismissal letter of 25 crew members.

Mumbai Air India Express on Friday canceled around 75 flights due to shortage of crew members. The company expects operations to return to normal by Sunday. An officer gave this information. A group of crew members had gone on strike to protest against alleged mismanagement and discriminatory treatment of employees at the airline. However, he had announced withdrawal of the strike on Tuesday night. Along with this, the airline management also withdrew the dismissal letter of 25 crew members. Due to the strike, the Tata Group-owned airline had to cancel around 250 flights since Tuesday night.

An airline official said the revenue loss is estimated to be around Rs 30 crore due to cancellation of flights and compensation to passengers. He said that due to the situation not being normal, about 75 flights were canceled on Friday also. However, this number is less than the number of flights canceled on Thursday. The official said that 45-50 flights are likely to be canceled on Saturday also. The airline said Thursday afternoon that it had canceled 85 flights, or about 23 percent of total daily capacity. The Tata group airline operates around 380 flights daily. The curtailment of operations was carried out in an effort to minimize disruption in the wake of the strike.

Since Tuesday night, the airline has canceled more than 260 flights. The airline operates an average of 120 international flights and 260 domestic flights daily. Another official said the situation is expected to return to normal in the next two days. The crew members who were on strike are now returning to work. The airline is helping them obtain ‘fitness’ certificates. Officials said operational services are gradually being restored and the situation is expected to return to normal by Sunday.

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