Oil companies like - Indian oil, BPCL, HPCL have refused to refuel Air India jets as Air India owes Rs 12,000 crore to the oil companies, sources said.
Total seven flights have been canceled so far on Friday, May 27. Four flights from Kerala and three from Mumbai were called off.
Recently, Air India officials had engaged in a fuss with its pilots as they (pilots) were on strike. The 10 day impasse saw close to Rs 150 crore in damages.
After the negotiation between the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (IPCA) and the pilots, the striking and subsequently suspended pilots reinstated and went back to their work.