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10 flights cancelled by Akasa Air India 2 days; says it is an 'aberration'

10 flights cancelled by Akasa Air India 2 days; says it is an aberration

Mumbai: Akasa Air announced on Monday that it had cancelled ten flights in two days due to an "aberration". While the airline did not disclose the reasons for the flight cancellations, insiders stated it was experiencing a scarcity of trained pilots. However, Akasa Air maintained that there was no lack of pilots.

Various social media users flagged cancellations of flights by Akasa Air.

Against this backdrop, an airline spokesperson said the cancellations were an "aberration".

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused due to the cancellation of some flights on February 11-12, 2024. This was an aberration...," the spokesperson said in a statement.

The spokesperson said 10 flights were cancelled in two days.

The sources said the carrier was not getting adequate slots for training pilots who have joined it. As a result, there is a shortage of trained pilots, the sources added.

In response to queries, the airline said there was no shortage of pilots.

Akasa Air CEO Vinay Dube in a statement said, "I would like to clarify that we do not have a shortage of pilots. Akasa Air is sufficiently staffed with over 600 pilots, enough to operate more than double the size of our current fleet".

The carrier, which started flying in August 2022, is expanding its operations.

With PTI inputs

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