More flights cancelled as AI pilots' stir continues

Air India announced the cancellation of four international flights today from Mumbai and Delhi, as the agitation by a section of pilots entered the second day today.

Around 200 pilots of the pilots owing allegiance to Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) had reported ''sick'' by the end of Tuesday, as the protest launched on Monday snowballed despite warnings of stern action by the management and the government.

"Four flights have been cancelled today, two each from Delhi and Mumbai," Air India spokesperson said in Mumbai. All other international flights are operating, as a contingency plan has been put in place with the available pilots, he said.

The Air India management had on Tuesday terminated the services of 10 office-bearers of the IPG, which is spearheading the strike, besides de-recognising the guild.

The IPG represents pilots who were with Air India before Indian Airlines was merged into it.

"The management is also mulling the option of approaching the court against the pilots' agitation," airline sources said, according to PTI.