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Air India To Close Down 5 European Stations

New Delhi: Nationwide provider Air India has determined to shut down 5 of its European stations to scale back prices and streamline operations within the COVID period.

The airline will shut down the Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm, Madrid, and Milan stations.

The transfer will successfully stop the airline’s operations to those locations as and when regular worldwide flight providers start.

As per an inside communication between the airline’s HQ and station managers, directions have been given to shut down stations and relocate the worldwide reserving places of work (IBOs).

In a single such message which was reviewed by IANS, the HQ has instructed an official in Italy in regards to the closure of the station in Milan.

“In view of the COVID situation, it has been approved by the competent authority to close down Milan station,” the communication learn, including that the present IBOs might be relocated to Rome to allow them to finish their posting tenure.

The airline, going through extreme monetary stress, is making an attempt to regulate prices through renegotiating earlier contracts on lease leases and prices incurred on human sources.

Covid-19 has eroded the monetary viability of the airline’s operations to those overseas locations. Even when providers resume shortly, the prospects of wholesome passenger visitors appears slim.

The airline operated flights to over 60 home and worldwide locations in the course of the pre-COVID period.

Contacted for remark, an airline spokesperson mentioned: “In view of the COVID situation, AI has decided to close down these stations and would immediately initiate action for the closure in consultation with local lawyers and advise the timelines, by which the station will be closed.”

At current, there aren’t any AI flights underneath ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ to those locations and common scheduled flights are additionally not working presently.

The nationwide provider is presently engaged within the fifth section of the Mission, working near 700 flights between India and at the least 53 international locations throughout this section.

Within the fourth section until July 30, the airline had operated 617 flights to deliver again round 110,383 passengers.

(IANS)

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