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Crew crunch amid network expansion forces Air India to cut six US flights

A few flights to Bangkok and Dubai will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft instead of the wide-body Boeing 787

Air India. Photo: Bloomberg
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Air India. Photo: Bloomberg

Aneesh Phadnis New Delhi
Air India will operate six fewer weekly flights to the US in the next 2-3 months as it grapples with a shortage of flight attendants. A few flights to Bangkok and Dubai too will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft instead of the wide-body Boeing 787.

Air India, whose ownership changed hands last January, has embarked on a network expansion plan. New flights have been added but a mismatch between the addition of aircraft and availability of crew has caused flight delays and cancellations.

Air India is reducing frequency to the US temporarily, chief executive officer Campbell Wilson said on

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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 1:44 PM IST

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