Vistara Update: Biggest blow to Tata Group's Vistara, 15 pilots resigned

Vistara Update: Biggest blow to Tata Group's Vistara, 15 pilots resigned

Vistara Pilots: The troubles of Tata group airline Vistara are far from over. 15 pilots of Vistara have submitted their resignation in protest against the salary review. Vistara pilots have been protesting against the salary review for the last several days. The situation is such that due to pilots not coming on duty, Vistara has had to cancel many of its flights and many flights are taking off with delays of hours. 

In the PTI report quoting sources, it has been said that 15 senior first officers of Vistara have resigned and joined the domestic budget airline company. Vistara spokesperson has refused to say anything on this issue. 

Vistara operates around 300 flights daily. The airline has 70 aircraft in its fleet, which includes A320 family aircraft and Boeing 787s. In the last several days, Vistara is facing opposition from pilots. Many first officers of its A320 fleet have gone on leave citing illness. 

Vistara has around 800 pilots and the senior first officers who have resigned have completed the transition training after which they have become capable of flying the wide body Boeing 787 aircraft. Although he has not got the duty to fly 787 aircraft.  

Tata Group is going to merge Vistara with Air India. Vistara is going to implement a new contract for its pilots in which it is proposed to make the salary similar to that of Air India pilots. Vistara pilots are opposing this proposal. He says that the salary is being offered by reducing it. 

Due to shortage of crew pilots, Vistara flights had to be cancelled. On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, civil aviation sector regulator DGCA has asked airlines to provide complete reports of flight cancellations and delays on a daily basis. The Civil Aviation Ministry is also keeping an eye on the situation. 

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