Vistara pilot crisis: At least 38 flights cancelled today; Centre, DGCA seek reports

Up to 70 flights are expected to be disrupted on Tuesday, said reports

Vistara has apologised for the flight cancellations and delays Vistara has apologised for the flight cancellations and delays | PTI

Vistara is likely to cancel up to 70 flights on Tuesday a day after the airlines cancelled 50 flights, according to a PTI report.

These include 15 flights from Mumbai, 12 from Delhi and 11 from Bengaluru, according to TV reports. 

The civil aviation ministry has sought a detailed report from Vistara regarding flight cancellations as well as measures being taken to deal with the inconvenience caused to passengers.

DGCA has asked also asked the airline to submit a daily report on cancellations and delays of flight services. The aviation regulator added that its officials are monitoring the situation in order to ensure that Vistara is providing required facilities to passengers in case of flight cancellations and delays in order to minimise the inconvenience to fliers.

This comes amid lack of pilots as many of them have reported sick to protest againt salary reduction. The airlines has warned that the pilots who fail to agree to the revised pay structure will be left out when Vistara merges with Air India, said reports.

"We have decided to temporarily reduce the number of flights we operate, to ensure adequate connectivity across our network," a Vistara spokesperson stated.

Vistara has apologised for the flight cancellations and delays. The airline promised that the operations will resume at regular capacity soon but did not give further details.

On Monday, besides cancellation of 50 flights, 160 more services were delayed.


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