Vistara Airlines: 70 more flights of Vistara may be canceled due to lack of crew members and pilots, DGCA seeks report from airlines

Vistara Airlines: 70 more flights of Vistara may be canceled due to lack of crew members and pilots, DGCA seeks report from airlines

Vistara Airlines: Civil aviation sector regulator DGCA has taken the matter of cancellation of Vistara Airlines flights very seriously. The regulator has asked airlines to provide details of canceled flights. The regulator has asked Vistara to submit reports on flight delays along with canceled flights on a daily basis. Due to lack of availability of crew, Vistara has had to cancel many flights in the past few days and many flights have been delayed in taking off.

DGCA's instructions 

DGCA has also ordered Vistara Airlines to provide all facilities as per the rules to the passengers in case of non-boarding of passengers, cancellation of flights and delay in flights. Which includes advance information and the option of refund. Earlier, the Civil Aviation Ministry had also sought clarification from Vistara after the cancellation of around 100 flights. The ministry is continuously monitoring the situation arising out of cancellation of Vistara flights. On Monday, April 1, Vistara had canceled around 50 flights and it is believed that around 60 to 70 flights may be canceled on Tuesday, April 2 as well. 

Vistara Cleaning 

Passengers of Tata Group's Vistara Airlines are facing problems due to cancellation of flights. So people are also expressing their anger by writing on social media. On Monday, an airline spokesperson said, due to operational reasons, Vistara Airlines flights have been canceled or flights have been delayed. He said that the airlines are making continuous efforts to normalize the situation.  

Vistara has also reduced the number of flights so that the decision to reduce is taken to ensure adequate connectivity in the network. Vistara has also deployed larger aircraft like B787-9 Dreamliner and A321neo in domestic routes so that more number of passengers can fly. 

Why are flights being cancelled

Vistara is facing shortage of pilots along with crew members. These people are opposing the new contract after the merger with Air India. Due to which this crisis has arisen. A large number of Vistara pilots have gone on leave. Pilots are not happy with the revised contract given to the pilots in Vistara regarding the change in salary structure before the merger with Air India. Under the new rule, it is proposed to give fixed salary to Vistara pilots for 40 hours of flying which was earlier 70 hours.  

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