Air India has announced it is cutting the number of weekly services it runs between Bangalore and the Maldives to four return journeys until the end of August, according to media reports.
The Business Line publication yesterday reported that the company will be running the four services on Mondays, Wednesdays Fridays and Sunday until August 31. Air India had been operating daily flights between the two destinations.
Air India has restored flights between Male’ and Trivandrum following a 10 day strike by the airline’s 700 pilots.
The pilots were demanding pay parity with colleagues flying international routes, and halted the strike promises by the government to look into the complaints.
The strike reportedly cost Air India US$3.35 million a day in lost revenues, as it was forced to cancel 70-80 percent of its domestic flights.