Mumbai: A grounded fleet, ticket cancellations and unused labour have cost Air India Rs100 crore in the seven days since the pilots went on strike, an official said on Monday.
The airline scrapped 14 international flights on the seventh day of the agitation on Monday while its low-cost international wing, Air India Express, cancelled four flights. The carrier's domestic operations have been in disarray.
"The total losses in the week is around Rs100 crore. We had to face ticket cancellation, unused labour and an entire grounded fleet of our 777s. We also have to cancel 14 flights for the day," a senior Air India official with the operations arm, said.
He said the contingency plan would be implemented "within two or three days" whereby a guaranteed minimum international operation will be on. "We are monitoring the situation and informing the passengers in advance."