Air India Pilots Say They Will End Strike

BBC reports that more than 400 Air India pilots have agreed to return to work within 48 hours, after a 58-day strike. The pilots began protesting over a decision to train pilots from Indian Airlines to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane after the merger with Air India in 2007. Air India pilots say they should have been given priority over the training, since the planes were ordered before the merger.

The strike has cost over GBP 100 million, adding to the airline's already severe debt. Dozens of flights have been canceled, and 101 pilots were fired after the High Court ruled the protest illegal.

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