AI estimates total loss of Rs26.5 crore due to pilots’ strike

AI estimates total loss of Rs26.5 crore due to pilots’ strike

New Delhi: Air India has incurred an approximate loss of Rs26.5 crore in the past three days due to the pilots’ strike which forced it to cancel at least 280 flights.

The airline, which normally operates 320 flights on a daily basis, cancelled 57 flights on 27 April, 96 on Thursday and at least 126 on Friday, an official said here.

The number of cancellations were more on Friday because of the management’s decision to refuse fresh bookings for the next five days, he said.

The estimated losses on these three days were Rs4.5 crore, Rs10 crore and Rs12 crore respectively, he added.

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