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AI Says Operations Unaffected Despite Pilots' Agitation

National air-carrier Air India on Saturday in Mumbai said that its operations were unaffected despite a section of its executive pilots launching an agitation since Friday night. "Our operations have not been affected," Air India's
PTI September 26, 2009 1:39 IST
PTI

National air-carrier Air India on Saturday in Mumbai said that its operations were unaffected despite a section of its executive pilots launching an agitation since Friday night.

"Our operations have not been affected," Air India's Executive Director Jitendra Bhargava told reporters in Delhi.  

International operations were unaffected while only 11 domestic flights were cancelled, he said. 

Among the 11 domestic flights that were affected included three flights from Delhi to Lucknow, Srinagar and Kabul. 

"All the 58 international flights operated normally while only 11 domestic flights were cancelled. 20 pilots went on sick leave," he said. 

Air India will hold talks with agitating pilots on Sunday  to end the strike, he said. 

A section of Air India's executive pilots have been on an agitation since Friday night protesting against the reduction in their productivity-linked incentives which the air-carrier's management has implemented as a part of its turnaround plan. PTI