Air India stops taking bookings till April 30
New Delhi : National carrier Air India has stopped taking bookings until April 30, 2020 for all domestic and international routes. The company is awaiting a decision on April 14, when the announced lockdown against coronavirus ends.
"We are awaiting a decision post 14 April," the airline spokesperson said, reported PTI.
On Thursday, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said airlines are free to take ticket bookings for any date after 14 April.
Meanwhile, the Air India pilots have gone on strike opposing the 10 per cent cut in the salaries, despite PM Narendra Modi's appeal to the companies of not cutting salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Air India pilots wrote to CMD of Air India saying, "By effecting a cut only on allowances, Directors & mgmt executives have deviously exempted themselves from any meaningful austerity cut as their allowances are extremely small. The pay cut on Allowance is unequal¬ acceptable to us."