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Bombay HC permits Akasa Air to go forward with the case towards the Mumbai pilots

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The Bombay Excessive Courtroom (HC) on Wednesday allowed Akasa Air to go forward with its case looking for contractual damages from pilots who left the corporate with out serving a discover interval, in accordance with LiveLaw.

The Bombay HC additionally posted the order to contemplate granting aid to Akasa Air on October 4, 2023. The courtroom reserved the order on Tuesday.


The airline operator, SNV Aviation Pvt Ltd, approached the Bombay Excessive Courtroom towards just a few pilots who instantly left their duties with out serving the obligatory discover interval as required below their contracts. Service pilots are required to serve a discover interval of six months (for first officers) or one 12 months (for captains).

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Former Akasa Air pilots have challenged the continuation of lawsuits towards them earlier than the Bombay HC for not fulfilling their discover interval necessities as per their employment contract. The pilots argued that because the contracts weren’t executed in Mumbai, the Bombay Excessive Courtroom was not the suitable courtroom to take the dispute ahead.

The pilots argued that the go well with filed within the HC is just not maintainable because the contracts weren’t executed or executed in Mumbai.


On Wednesday, Justice SM Modak stated proceedings rose inside his jurisdiction because the resignations have been accepted by the company in Mumbai.

Akasa is looking for vital compensation amounting to tens of millions of rupees from pilots who left the airline earlier than finishing the obligatory discover interval. It cited “operational losses” and injury to the airline’s status brought on by flight cancellations ensuing from its early departures.

First printed: September 27, 2023 | 3:58 pm he

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