Saturday, November 05, 2016

DGCA asks Jet Airways to furnish details on flight disruptions

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought details from full-service airline Jet Airways on its flight delays and cancellations recently after some of its pilots reported sick. In fact, Jet Airways has also been asked to furnish details about pilots who are “habitually reporting sick” to work, a senior DGCA official said here on Friday.

“We have asked them how many flights were cancelled on Wednesday, how many pilots reported late and how many pilots are habitual in reporting sick,” the official said.

Earlier this week, several Jet Airways pilots reported sick and refused to accept the revised flight duties causing flight disruptions. As a result, Jet Airways had cancelled around 50 flights on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Press Trust of India. Although Jet Airways didn’t share the exact details about the affected flights, it said that its network has returned to normal, “following the resolution of issues caused by the non-availability of an unusually high number of pilots who had reported sick.”
05/11/16 The Hindu