In another route addition, Air India has added services on Mumbai-Patna-Amritsar and Mumbai-Nairobi routes, announced Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The services will begin from 27 September 2019. Mumbai-Nairobi flight will be available four days a week. The announcement came on the occasion of World Tourism Day.
To honour another long pending demand of devotees to provide air connectivity between Guru Nagri & Sri Patna Sahib, I am delighted to announce the commencement of a daily Air India flight between Mumbai-Patna-Amritsar from 27 September 2019, the tweet read.
In another announcement, the Minister said that the national carrier would launch its operation on Delhi-Chennai-Bali route from 27 October. This service is expected to boost the tourist flow between India and Bali.
There was another tweet that said Air India would launch services on Amritsar-Delhi-Toronto route from 27 September.
Spat between pilot and crew member delayed Air India flight
In another interesting turn of event, there was a spat between an Air India pilot and a crew member. In the incident, the pilot reportedly asked the crew member to clean his lunch box, and that provoked an argument. We have taken a serious note of this incident that happened on Monday. We will soon ask pilots not to bring their own food on flights, said a senior official of the national carrier. The event delayed the flight for nearly two hours. Air India said to have replaced the duo for the plane to take off.
Air India is likely to ban pilots from bringing their food on board an aircraft. Air India is interrogating the matter. Earlier in March, Air India banned pilots from ordering special meals during flights. Air India resorted to this decision after the pilots are found to be ordering special meals on flights.
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