Pilot Strike

  • Govt working on plan to recover Kingfisher dues 21-11-2012 03:09 AM

    New Delhi: The Revenue Department is working on a comprehensive plan to recover tax dues from debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines (KFA), which owes more than Rs 200 crore to the exchequer, a top Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday. "As a matter of fact both Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)...
  • All KFA employees to resume work from today 25-10-2012 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in the Kingfisher Airlines crisis, all employees have agreed to the management offer to pay them salaries for three months before Diwali. Kingfisher CEO Sanjay Agarwal has said that all employees have agreed to resume work from Thursday itself. The management has promised to...
  • Over 15 KFA aircraft stripped clean from inside 22-10-2012 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: In fresh trouble for cash strapped Kingfisher Airlines, at least 15 planes leased to them have been stripped clean, the leasing company sources told CNN-IBN. The 15 aircraft have been stripped of crucial parts at various airports and have been declared not fit to fly. Sources said that...
  • KFA shares hit lower circuit after licence suspension 22-10-2012 10:49 AM

    Mumbai: Kingfisher Airlines stock fell nearly 5 per cent on Monday to touch the lower circuit limit after its flying licence was suspended by the DGCA late last week. The scrip of the financially-troubled company was down 4.8 per cent and hit the lower circuit limit of Rs 10.90 soon...
  • AI Pilots Strike - break the impasse

    Aerial view |  Jitender Bhargava
    Even ten days after the strike by the Air India's pilots began there appears to be no resolution in sight. With civil aviation minister Ajit...

  • AI defers pilot training to stave off strike 03-11-2011 03:50 AM

    Mumbai: Air India on Wednesday deferred for a month a training programme for pilots selected to fly the soon-to-be inducted Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a bid to pacify a section of disgruntled pilots who threatened to go on strike. "We have deferred the training schedule for a month. Now, the...
  • AI crisis: Management calls for pilots' meet 01-11-2011 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: The Air India Management on Tuesday called pilots for a meeting to resolve the crisis. Bombay High Court will hear the plea against AI management's discriminatory practices on Wednesday. Pilots had filed the petition in court. 23 pilots are reported sick and over 100 have threatened to quit....
  • More trouble for AI, 101 pilots threaten to quit 31-10-2011 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: There is more trouble likely for the Air India management as it braces itself for one more round of unrest from the pilots. Over a hundred pilots have threatened to resign in protest against the management as some of them have not been given a chance to fly...
  • Air India pilots threaten to go on strike 28-10-2011 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Air India pilots union on Friday threatened to go on strike claiming that they were being discriminated against. The union has as many as 400 pilots from erstwhile Air India. The pilots have alleged that no career progression plan is in place. They said that the erstwhile...
  • CAG report slams Air India for mismanagement 08-05-2011 01:27 PM

    Mumbai: Just days after the Air India pilots strike, it looks like there's more trouble for the airline. A CAG report now has slammed the airline for mismanagement and incurring huge losses at its jet engine overhaul workshop. From buying aircraft and employing people it can't sustain, stories of mismanagement...
  • Air India pilots call off strike after 10 days 06-05-2011 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Strike by Air India pilots was called off late on Friday night. The strike ends after a 10-day standoff between the government, Air India management and pilots. Indian Commercial Pilots Association (IPCA) said all the striking pilots sacked and suspended are being reinstated. All pilots will go back...
  • Air India to be gifted away?

    Guest Blog |  Robin Pathak
    The current crisis in the national carrier Air India is a carefully crafted design to make a mess in the airline, malign it and the...

  • Govt holds fresh round of talks with AI pilots 05-05-2011 05:51 PM

    New Delhi: A fresh round of talks was held between Government and striking Air India pilots on Thursday to sort out a few sticking issues in a bid to end the 9-day-old stir. With both sides stating that the parleys are moving in the right direction, they are hoping that...
  • Day 8: AI management ready to talk to pilots 04-05-2011 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: The Air Indian pilots strike enters day 8 on Wednesday and there may be an end to the deadlock. The airline management has finally called off their blanket ban on negotiations and called for a meeting with the pilots' representatives. Officials say they will reconsider the termination of...
  • HC summons AI management, striking pilots 03-05-2011 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Air India pilots strike is nowhere near the end even on Day 7 and it's the passengers who continue to suffer - thanks to a group of pilots and the management of the national carrier who are holding them to ransom. The Delhi High Court has also...
  • Pilots' strike will not see another day: HC 02-05-2011 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked striking Air India pilots to take a decision on resume work, saying "this strike will not see another day." "You call off the strike, we will press the management to consider your demand," said a division bench of justices BD Ahmed...
  • AI strike enters day 6, pilots to face HC ire 02-05-2011 07:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Air India pilots strike entered its sixth day on Monday with no end to miseries for travelers. The Delhi High Court will initiate contempt proceedings against the agitators, after they defied its orders to resume duties by Monday. The 850 pilots on strike will on Monday have...
  • Persuade pilots to resume negotiations: AI CMD 01-05-2011 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Air India CMD Arvind Jadhav on Sunday sent SMS to employees of the national carrier to "persuade" striking pilots to return to the negotiating table and work to "save our airline." Jadhav said the Indian Commercial Pilots Association struck "work illegally for pay increase and parity, thus threatening...
  • Day 5, AI strike: pilots refuse to give up 01-05-2011 08:17 AM

    New Delhi: The strike by Air India pilots entered a fifth day on Sunday with neither the 700 striking pilots, nor the Air India management willing to budge from their stand. Over 75 per cent of Air India flights were cancelled on Sunday. Out of 66 Air India flights from...
  • No end in sight even on Day 4 of AI strike 30-04-2011 11:06 PM

    New Delhi: There was no solution in sight even on the fourth day on Saturday for the crisis that has hit Air India. And with pilots on strike, the Government is considering a partial lockout. Making the things even worse is the fact that the crisis has come at a...
  • Day 4, AI pilots strike: 126 flights cancelled 30-04-2011 07:36 AM

    New Delhi: A chaotic weekend is expected across airports as the Air India Pilots' strike entered its 4th day on Saturday. 126 flights have been cancelled since Saturday morning and more cancellations are likely. Air India further reduced its operations to 39 domestic flights out of its regular 320 inconveniencing...
  • Is it time to sell-off Air India? 29-04-2011 10:40 PM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, "Is it time to sell-off Air India?" ...
  • Once a top airline, AI now loses Rs 26 cr daily 29-04-2011 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: On June 8, 1948, the Malabar Princess took off from Bombay, bound for London, via Cairo and Geneva. The flight of the Lockheed Constellation created history - it was Air India's first international flight. The airline that JRD Tata nurtured and the first airline in the world to...
  • AI pilots remain defiant; ready to go to jail 29-04-2011 07:20 AM

    New Delhi: For the third day on Friday Air India passengers face the nightmare as the erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots continue to strike despite a refusal by the Delhi High Court to lift an order by the AI management derecognising the pilots' association. The agitating pilots on Friday said they...
  • FTN: Is Air India a national embarrassment? 29-04-2011 12:06 AM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if Air India is a national embarrassment? ...
  • Passengers bear the burnt as AI strike continues 28-04-2011 09:45 PM

    Mumbai/New Delhi: There was no end in sight to the strike called by pilots and as always passengers are the one's bearing the brunt. Harried passengers across the country had to either cancel a flight or pay extra for a ticket on a private carrier as the strike called by...
  • Pilots' strike: no bookings for 5 days by AI 28-04-2011 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: Hit by a strike by the pilots, national carrier Air India will not take any fresh bookings for the next five days, sources have told CNN-IBN. The 800-odd pilots, who belong to the erstwhile Indian Airlines and owe allegiance to the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), have gone...
  • Probe corruption in Air India: Striking pilots 28-04-2011 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Commercial Pilot Association (ICPA) leader Captain VK Bhalla has claimed that Air India is not in loss and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into what he called were corruption cases in the airline. "The management has been lying about Air India losses. It is...
  • AI pilots strike leaves flyers in the lurch 28-04-2011 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: Flyers on Thursday bore the brunt of the strike by Air India pilots with some complaining that they were not informed about the status of their flights and some coming to know about the cancelled flights only after reaching the airport. Air India cancelled 60 flights this morning...