Air India snubs Striking Pilots, to Move On
TNI Bureau: Minister for Civil Aviation, Ajit Singh has talked tough and warned the striking pilots that time is running out for them. The Minister asked the pilots to accept the Dharmadhikari Committee report or call it a day to Air India permanently.
Ajit Singh revealed that Air India has 90 trainee pilots now, out of which 60 pilots are undergoing training. They will be available for regular flights in the next 4-5 months. Air India would also hire 100 co-pilots soon.
The Air India pilots have been on an indefinite strike for over a month now. However, Ajit Singh claimed that they have a contingency plan to run the domestic and international flights on all routes.