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Eight flights cancelled in Kolkata


Kolkata : Eight Air India (AI) flights from Kolkata airport were cancelled Thursday, putting passengers to great inconvenience, as the strike by pilots of the state-run airline entered the second day.

According to AI official, two flights to Delhi, and one each to Mumbai, Imphal, Bagdogra, Port Blair, Agartala and Dibrugarh were cancelled at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here.

However, a flight each to Delhi, Silchar, Guwahati, Imphal and Shillong were operated.

Members of the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), once on the rolls of the erstwhile Indian Airlines, struck work midnight Tuesday demanding parity in pay with their counterparts in Air India and other issues related to work conditions.