Protesting against the non-payment of their salaries and other dues for the past five months, a section of Kingfisher Airlines pilots today went on a strike forcing the airline to cancel eight flights.
Airline officials said the pilots who did not report to work were those who operate the 70-seater ATR turboprop aircraft on short-haul routes connecting regional airports.
The airline cancelled eight flights -- three to Dehradun, two to Dharamshala, and one each to Jaipur, Shimla and Chandigarh -- from Delhi.
However, the Airbus A-320 operations of Kingfisher were going on as per the normal schedule, the officials maintained.
This is the second time in last eight days that the airline’s pilots have gone on an agitation over non-payment of their dues.
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