Moneylife - Linkedin Moneylife - Facebook Moneylife - Twitter Moneylife - Youtube Moneylife Rss feed
close

Moneylife » Companies & Sectors » Company News & Trends » Air India cancels Singapore flight, passengers stranded at Mumbai

Air India cancels Singapore flight, passengers stranded at Mumbai

    • 0 Comments, Be the first to comment
  • + COMMENT

MDT/PTI | 02/01/2013 11:28 AM | 

Air India's Mumbai-Singapore flight AI342 with 260 passengers on board was cancelled due to non-availability of commander

Mumbai: As many as 260 passengers of a Singapore-bound Air India flight from Mumbai were stranded after the airline cancelled it citing non-availability of cockpit crew, reports PTI.

 

The flight, which was scheduled to take-off at 0005 hours Wednesday, is now expected to depart for its destination tonight, an Air India spokesperson said.

 

"The Mumbai-Singapore flight AI342 with 260 passengers on board was cancelled due to non-availability of commander. The flight will now leave for Singapore at midnight today," the spokesperson said.

 

Air India has provided hotel and other facilities to the stranded passengers, the airline said, adding that some of the passengers have been booked on other flights.

 

The airline is facing acute shortage of pilots, particularly commanders, as a good number of them have quit the carrier for better prospects.

 

Late last month, Air India Mumbai-Riyadh flight was delayed by 20 hours, leading to chaos at the city airport. The airline had then attributed the inordinate delay to flight crew shortage.


Post Comment
Be the first to comment
Moneylife Magazine
Daily Newsletter

1,00,000 Readers

Follow Moneylife
DNL facebook icon DNL linked in icon DNL twitter icon DNL youtube icon DNL rss icon

What's your say?

Do rising prices of vegetable affect your monthly budget?
Yes
No
Can't Say
 
Enter Code : secure code
    change code
VOTE

What you said

How you file your income tax returns?

Thanks for casting your votes! View Previous Polls