Air India Express crew ‘sickness’ forces dozens of flight cancellations


Air India Express crew ‘sickness’ forces dozens of flight cancellations

Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 0

Air India Express will make flight cuts over the next few days due to a sudden mass ‘sickness’ of cabin crew members.

It has led to dozens of flight cancellations and more flights will be impacted over the coming days.

CEO Aloke Singh said the airline will cancel some flights over the next few days due to crew shortages.

So far 90 flights have been impacted due to the coordinated walkout.

“Over 100 of our cabin crew colleagues have reported sick prior to their rostered flight duty, at the last minute, severely disrupting our operations,” Singh said.

“The disruptions have cascaded across the network, forcing us to curtail the schedules over the next few days. We had to do this to cope with the non-availability of crew and to recover schedules.”

Crew who walked out have raised concerns over a new performance and assessment policy.

They say there is resentment within the ranks due to inequality in its hiring and job assessment policy.

“If there are concerns that need to be addressed, the company leadership is available for any discussions,” Singh added.

  

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