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Air India Express cuts 40 flights daily till May 13, flyers may have to shell out extra on other airlines – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tata Group's airline merger woes continue unabated. Budget Air India Express - which operates 350-400 flights daily, of which over 250 are domestic and 120 international - is cutting about 40 flights daily till May 13, for now. In a replay of last month's trouble at full-service Vistara, which is being merged with Air India, more than 300 AI Express cabin crew members started reporting sick from Tuesday afternoon, forcing cancellation of more than 90 flights till Wednesday evening.The airline on Wednesday started issuing termination letters to the crew who had reported sick.With over 80% aircraft occupancy these days, about 13,000 passengers were affected by the cancellations.The airline has asked passengers scheduled to fly Wednesday "to check if their flight is affected bef...