‘Air India should be shut down again’: Ghulam Nabi Azad stuck amid flight cancellations | News from India

Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed Air India for the inconvenience caused to passengers, calling for its closure. The airlines apologized for the inconvenience… Read more
NEW DELHI: Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Ghulam Nabi Azad was one of the travelers left stranded after his Delhi-Srinagar Air India Express flight was canceled on Wednesday.

Expressing his displeasure over the inconvenience caused, Azad said, “Air India should be shut down again”, further adding that it has a “bad culture”.

“If the flights were cancelled, they should have informed us in the morning itself. Why mislead the passengers? So many people are being harassed,” Azad added.

“When I was civil aviation minister, Air India pilots called for a 40-day strike. Then we appealed to private airlines. But they (Air India) did not learn any lessons “, he added.

Air India Express canceled more than 80 international and domestic flights between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning after senior crew members took “massive sick leave”, the airline’s spokesperson said in a statement.

The airlines apologized for the inconvenience, saying: “We sincerely apologize to our customers for this unexpected disruption and emphasize that this situation does not reflect the quality of service we strive to provide. »

The Civil Aviation Ministry has sought a report from airlines regarding the cancellation of flights and asked them to resolve the issues promptly. They have further been asked to provide facilities to passengers as per DGCA norms.
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