Great Britain

British Airways cabin crew failing to show up for flights to Covid-ravaged India

INDIA NO-FLY

BRITISH Airways cabin crew have been failing to show up for flights to Covid-ravaged India.

Airline bosses were forced to write to frontline staff begging them not to stay away.

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Their letter says: “If you do not feel comfortable operating these flights then please complete a form and you will be removed.”

Night stops there have been axed in a bid to encourage staff to fly.

Managers underlined that the government requires all passengers travelling from India to take a mandatory pre-flight Covid-19 test.

But one employee said: “Crew are scared of working on the flights.”

BA said: “The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we comply with all international regulations.”

The airline has reduced its flights to India since the country was placed on the government’s ‘red list’, meaning passengers are barred from entering the UK, unless they are British or Irish nationals.

It is still operating seven services a week across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Boris Johnson responds to criticism government allowed flights from India for a MONTH before red list ban despite rising variant cases

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