Alliance Air pilots ended their two-day strike on Wednesday and returned to work, according to a senior airline official. Around 70-80 pilots went on strike to protest, among other things, the failure to restore salaries to pre-Covid levels and the failure to pay allowances.
Alliance Air pilots ended their strike
“The pilots have returned to work, but that negotiations regarding the issues raised by the pilots are still ongoing.”Alliance Air CEO Vineet Sood
According to sources, the airline has issued notices to the striking pilots and has asked them to return to work. At least 70 flights were impacted by the pilots’ strike on Tuesday.
Alliance Air, which was previously a subsidiary of the now-privatize Air India, employs approximately 200 pilots and operates approximately 130 flights per day.
It is worth noting that the airline pilots have been demanding that their pay be restored to pre-Covid levels for several months. In September 2023, they went on strike, resulting in flight delays and cancellations.
Separately, Lufthansa pilots went on strike over pay issues during the same time period. The pilots staged a one-day strike to press their demands for better pay and working conditions at Germany’s largest carrier.
Pilots’ salaries were cut by 60% in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, and they have yet to be fully restored.
Alliance Air uses ATR planes. It connects 48 destinations in India with 100 departures per day. Previously, the airline flew to 62 destinations. The carrier operates 18 ATR 72-600 planes.
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