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Air India Express cabin crew strike: Airline sends termination letters to 25 members; asks others to join in the work

Air India Express has sent termination letters to around 25 cabin crew members who called in sick, leading to the cancellation of over 90 flights, airline sources said on May 9.

The Tata group-owned airline also issued an ultimatum to other cabin crew who called in sick to return to duty by 4 pm on May 9 or face dismissal, they added.

Air India Express has also canceled at least 60 flights for May 9 due to non-availability of cabin crew, the sources said, adding that mass departures of some cabin crew have caused immense inconvenience to passengers.

The airline has around 1,400 cabin crew members, including around 500 senior executives.

More than 200 cabin crew began calling in sick starting Tuesday evening to protest alleged mismanagement by the airline that led to the cancellation of more than 90 flights.

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