Vistara flight crisis: DGCA directs airline to share daily update on cancelled and delayed flights | Companies News | News World

Flight regulator DGCA directed Tata Group joint venture Vistara airlines to share daily updates on flight delays and cancellations owing to disruptions caused by pilot shortage on account of en masse leaves.

Vistara has slashed operations owing to pilot shortage. (Photo credit: Reuters)

New Delhi: Aviation watchdog DGCA has asked Vistara to submit a daily report on flight cancellations and delays, and the situation is also being monitored by the civil aviation ministry, amid non-availability of pilots causing flight disruptions for the airline.

A day after the carrier announced reducing operations due to non-availability of crew and other operational reasons, sources on Tuesday said some commanders as well as first officers of its A320 fleet are also reporting sick to protest pay revisions due to signing of new contracts.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday said in view of various flight disruptions of Vistara, it has asked the airline to submit daily information and details on the flights that are being cancelled and delayed.

The officials of the DGCA are also monitoring the situation to ensure compliance with requirements for providing facilities to passengers in case of flight cancellations and delays.

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