6-May-2011 11:17 AM

Air India announces wet-lease tender for strike relief

Air India announced it is seeking to wet-lease short-haul and long-haul aircraft to provide relief from the strike of 750 pilots at the carrier (Wall Street Journal/Economic Times, 05-May-2010). The carrier is seeking leases for A320 and B737NG narrowbodies, and B777 and A330 widebodies, as well as crews. The carrier did not disclose numbers for either aircraft or crew. The final date for bids is 12-May-2011.