New Delhi/Mumbai: Crisis-hit Air India today stopped bookings for the US, Canada and Europe-bound flights till May 15 as it sacked nine more pilots on day three of their agitation which led to cancellations of over 20 flights and left hundreds of passengers fuming.
With over 200 pilots owing allegiance to the Indian Pilots' Guild refusing to join duty, Air India said it was suspending its international bookings rpt bookings to New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Toronto, London, Paris and Frankfurt. Some other foreign destinations are also likely to be affected.
Air India sacked nine more pilots taking the number of pilots whose services have been terminated to 45. While 10 pilots, mostly office bearers of the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), were dismissed on Tuesday, another 26 were shown the door yesterday. AI management has also derecognised IPG.
10/05/12 PTI/Times of India