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Air India flights held up for want of pilots

More than 350 passengers booked to travel on board two Air India fights were held up at Mumbai airport for want of pilots on Saturday.

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2015 15:47 IST
HT Correspondent
Air India

More than 350 passengers booked to travel on board two Air India fights were held up at Mumbai airport for want of pilots on Saturday.

According to airport officials, a Mumbai-Dubai flight, AI-983, scheduled to leave the city at 6:24pm, will travel almost 12 hours later on Sunday morning.

Another flight, AI-310 to Hong Kong via Delhi, was clubbed with the airline’s New York flight along the same route.

“Hundreds of passengers created a ruckus at the airport owing to the last minute cancellations of the two flights,” said an airport official.

“Air India flight AI-983 and flight AI-310 are rescheduled due to operational reasons. We have ensured all passengers are accommodated in other flights, said an AI spokesperson.