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Air India unions warn of ‘massive stir’ if airline privatised

Air India Offers ‘Saavan Special’ Sale With Tickets Starting Rs. 706

7 Air India unions write to Centre on privatisation, threaten unrest

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The Air India offer comes amid a flurry of promotional offers from other airlines.

National passenger carrier Air India has announced new monsoon sale offering tickets as low as Rs. 706 on select domestic routes. Air India’s “Saavan Special” sale is open till June 21 for travel period between July 1 and September 20. The offer is “valid on Air India flights on select sectors in the Domestic Network Bookings can be made through Air India Booking Offices, Website www.airindia.in, Air India Mobile Application and Authorized Travel Agents,” the carrier said on its website.

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The Air India offer comes amid a flurry of promotional offers from other airlines. SpiceJet has announced a promotional offer called “Spicy Summer Sale” under which the airline is offering fares starting at Rs. 799 (inclusive of all taxes). IndiGo is offering tickets on select routes with fares from Rs. 899 while GoAir had launched an offer with ticket prices starting at Rs. 899. Another carrier Vistara is also offering tickets from Rs. 849.

Lucrative offers and discounts are making off season travelling more popular as there was a 27 per cent growth in airline searches for domestic destinations for this monsoon compared to the corresponding period last year, according to online travel portal Cleartrip.

Domestic airlines carried 364 lakh passengers during January-April 2017 as against 309.35 lakh in the corresponding period a year ago – an increase of 17.71 per cent, according to data from Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The passenger load factor in the month of April 2017 showed an increasing trend compared to previous month primarily due to beginning of holiday season.

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NEW DELHI: Seven unions of Air India have warned the government against going ahead with its plan to privatise the airline.

The letter, jointly written by AI Air Corporate Employees’ Union, AI Employees’ Union, AI Aircraft Engineers’ Association, United Air India Officers’ Association, AI Engineers’ Association, AI Cabin Crew Association and AI Service Engineers’ Association, warns of “massive protests” if the Niti Aayog‘s suggestion to sell AI is implemented.
“We urge you not to accept the hurried recommendations by the Niti Aayog, and not to force the employees of Air India to agitate which will lead to industrial unrest and disharmony,” the organisations wrote in the letter dated Wednesday said, describing Niti Aayog a “spokesperson of the private sector”.
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