Venkaiah hits out at Air India as pilot’s absence delays flight


NEW DELHI: Union minister Venkaiah Naidu, on Tuesday, slammed state-run airline Air India after the late arrival of pilot led to an inordinate delay in the departure of his flight.
The upset minister took to social media to express his displeasure over the delay. Naidu, in a tweet, said that he missed an ‘important appointment’ in Hyderabad after the pilot did not show up even after 30 minutes of the scheduled time of departure. After waiting for almost an hour, he had to return home.

Naidu also demanded an explanation from the airline, saying, “Air India should explain how such things are happening. Transparency and accountability are the need of the hour.Hope Air India understands that we are in the age of competition. Missed an important appointment.”
The airline was quick to address the minister’s grievance and apologised for the delay saying that ‘the pilot was stuck in a traffic jam’.

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