Pilots end strike, Air India started Operations

NACIL started operations on thursday after its striking pilots reported back at work, with nearly all of its morning flights taking off on schedule.Passengers at several airports across the country were surprised when the staff of the carrier apologised for the inconvenience caused to them because of the pilots’ stir and some even got roses from the carrier.  A senior official said that, this is some thing to woo back the passengers and it was also on the anvil.

Air India travellers got a relief on Wedneday when the pilots of Air India ended their five-day-old agitation after an assurance over payment of allowances from Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel. Captain V.K. Bhalla, a senior executive pilot who was spearheading the strike told the press that he recieved a official communication from the civil aviation minister, Praful patel saying that He has himself assured us that there will be no salary cuts, The strike by Air India pilots had begun Saturday with 180 pilots reporting sick to protest a cut in their productivity-linked incentives.

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~ by anand213 on October 2, 2009.

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