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    Air India cancels pilot leaves as passenger demand soars

    The post Air India cancels pilot leaves as passenger demand soars appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The country’s national carrier, Air India, has issued an order for its pilots stating that all their leaves stand to be cancelled with immediate effect. “All leaves for cockpit crew stands withdrawn with immediate effect. However, leave may be granted in extreme cases depending on the urgency on a case-to-case basis,” read an internal mail to all pilots. Officials of Air India indicated that many pilots were on leave during the COVID-19 pandemic and the services were not utilised fully. “With situation gradually improving in the aviation sector after the…

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    Qantas CEO makes a bold prediction as domestic demand soars

    The post Qantas CEO makes a bold prediction as domestic demand soars appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas says while the COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria will affect its business, it’s still seeing strong demand in other parts of the nation. CEO Alan Joyce expects the airline to eventually return to full capacity following the snap seven-day lockdown. Victoria accounts for about 22 per cent of the airline’s domestic network but is a virtual no-fly zone until Thursday. ‘We are waiting to see what the full impacts will be, dependent on how long the lockdown remains in place,’ CEO Alan Joyce says said on Monday. ‘But what…