Air India operations to reach normalcy soon

Mumbai/New Delhi: Two days after its pilots called off their wild cat strike, struggling state-owned carrier, Air India, operated about half its scheduled daily flights on Sunday. Officials also said ticket bookings were slowly picking up.

According to an airline spokesperson the airline expected to resume normal operations within a day or two.

The airline operated around 60% of its flights from Mumbai, even as it clocked an average of 50% nation-wide. Air India operates over 50 flights daily from Mumbai and more than 320 across the country.

In Delhi, an AI spokesperson confirmed that the passenger load was gradually picking up after the carrier opened bookings on Saturday.

AI resumed fresh bookings on Saturday after a 10-day strike by the domestic component of the carrier's pilots was called off Friday night.