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Challenges Behind Vistara’s Flight Cancellations

Vistara’s recent surge in flight cancellations, totaling 110 within two days, has highlighted several underlying challenges plaguing the airline. Among the primary reasons cited are discontent among pilots due to a revised pay structure announced in February, leading to a silent protest and concerns about reduced flying allowances.

Additionally, issues regarding pilot promotions and upgrades, coupled with high training costs and financial stress on younger pilots, have exacerbated the situation. The airline’s ultimatum to pilots to sign new contracts or risk losing their positions further escalated tensions. Malpractices in roster planning, inefficient training practices, and a perceived lack of consideration for pilot fatigue and work-life balance have also contributed to the operational disruptions. These multifaceted challenges underscore the need for comprehensive solutions to ensure smoother operations and enhanced employee satisfaction within the airline.