Air India flights delayed in Mumbai due to ground staff strike

Several flights from Mumbai were delayed on Thursday morning because of a strike by a group of Air India’s contractual ground staff.

According to the reports, the strike by Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL) was called against the non-payment of Diwali bonus.

An Air India spokesperson said that due to a sudden industrial situation at Mumbai by AIATSL employees, some flights have got delayed. Adding to it he said, “We are assessing the situation and all efforts are being made to minimise delays or disruption.”

The flash strike is causing delays, but there have been no cancellations so far. The airline’s Newark flight departed nearly two-and-a-half hours late and Bangkok flight took off six hours after scheduled departure.

Permanent staff of Air India have been called from home to help with the held-up check-in process.