Air India suspends services from Pantnagar
Pantnagar: Air India, the flag carrier airline of India and is a Government of India enterprise has reportedly decided to suspend its services from Pantnagar till August 30 citing lack of passengers and technical snags, sources at the Pantnagar airport directorate said. Insiders said the flights that runs four days a week cost around Rs 6lakh per flight and on some days the number of passengers wouldn’t even cross the double digit mark resulting in heavy loss to the airline hence the decision to suspend the services was taken.
However, the company released an official version saying flights had been suspended as it was not having the required number of trained pilots. “We are at present training our pilots in landing planes easily at this airport. Once the training of pilots is complete, the flights will be resumed,” said Renu Messy, in charge of flight operations, Pantnagar airport.