Hit by pilot agitation, Air India is planning to roll out a sustainable contingency plan to provide hassle free air travel to the foreign tourists who book outbound and inbound flights to India with the airline.
Air India, the national carrier of India is contriving a sustainable contingency plan to mitigate the trouble faced by the flyers due to the ongoing pilot agitation that has resulted in cancellation of several international flights.
Air India, popular among travellers seeking flights to India, is going through a rough patch with pilots not reporting for duty for past few days. The contingency plan is likely to save the travellers from this inconvenience, providing them with a hassle free travel experience.
Air India’s new schedule will soon be formalized and put into action, says the airline’s press release. The airline is also trying to resolve its issues of scarcity of pilots for wide-bodied aircraft by seeking wet leasing options for another four to five flights.
A wet lease is an arrangement in the aviation industry in which one airline offers an aircraft, complete crew, maintenance, and insurance, (ACMI) to another airline.
State-run Air India is making efforts to operate its flights efficiently and has also rescheduled some of its services to diminish the inconvenience caused to the passengers. As per the carrier’s press release, the airline waived off penalties on refund, cancellations, date change and rebooking for the flyers with travel up to May 14, 2012.
In current situation where the news of flight cancellation has become not so uncommon and netting tickets on cheap flights to India sounds a bit tricky, these efforts of Air India have given a sigh of relief to international flyers.
Due to the ongoing trouble, Air India has been forced to cancel several international flights. Flights to New York, London, Chicago, Toronto, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong, Osaka, Jeddah, London and Newark are some of the operations that have been hit.