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Kerala floods: Air India pilots write to PM Modi to fly free for Kerala

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Showing an exemplary humanity act, Ai India pilots have called a hold in their stir to support the government in the ongoing rescue operations in Kerala. The Air India pilots have written to Prime Minister Modi offering to fly plans without payment to support Operation Madad and Operation Sahyog in flood-ravaged Kerala.

“We consider this a unique privilege that we can use to assist in such operations. We have full faith that Sir you will surely turn your attention to the plight of Air India and Air Indians once calm is restored in ‘God’s own Country’,” wrote the Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) in a letter to the Prime Minister on Saturday.

The Air India pilots of the cash-strapped carrier had warned to stop flying planes demanding to get the due allowances paid immediately. The flying allowances which are due, comprise 70 per cent of the pilots’ salary.

The other domestic airlines have also come forward to assist the people stranded in the flood-hit Kerala. Airlines like Jet Airways, Spicejet, IndiGo etc have waived off the penalties for date or flight change, refund relate issues and fare differences in all flights to and fro Kerala.