Flights grounded after Air India pilots strike

National carrier Air India fired 25 more striking pilots and cancelled 16 domestic flights, as a pilot walkout entered its fifth day
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An Air India Airbus A320 taxis on the tarmac at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on May 11, 2012. National carrier Air India May 11 suspended passenger bookings for flights to the United States, Europe and Canada because of a strike by pilots. The airline, which was already losing nearly $2 million a day, has been forced to cancel a number of international flights since its pilots began a wildcat strike by reporting in sick on Monday night. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A jeep goes past an Air India aircraft parked at Chattrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai on May 8, 2012. At least 100 pilots from India's debt-laden national carrier Air India failed to turn up to work in a move the civil aviation minister described as an 'illegal' strike. The airline, which loses nearly USD 2 million a day, is facing mounting problems due to rising fuel prices, competition from low-cost rivals and a record of labour disputes. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Air India plane is seen parked on the tarmac at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on May 11, 2012. India's loss-making Kingfisher Airlines cancelled some flights Friday after a section of their pilots reported sick, adding to woes of thousands of passengers already hit by a strike at national carrier Air India. Air India, in the midst of a five-day-long pilots agitation, has suspended booking tickets for west-bound flights to United States, Canada and Europe. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Air India Airbus A320 taxis as a security serviceman looks on in the foreground at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on May 11, 2012. National carrier Air India May 11 suspended passenger bookings for flights to the United States, Europe and Canada because of a strike by pilots. The airline, which was already losing nearly $2 million a day, has been forced to cancel a number of international flights since its pilots began a wildcat strike by reporting in sick on Monday night. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Air India domestic flight takes off from Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport in Ahmedabad on May 12, 2012. National carrier Air India fired 25 more striking pilots and cancelled 16 domestic flights, as a pilot walkout entered its fifth day. Pilots are protesting against former Indian Airlines pilots, who moved to Air India when the two state-run companies merged in 2007, being trained for new Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes. Some 200 pilots who worked for Air India, which was the international carrier, before it was merged with domestic carrier Indian Airlines are on strike. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian pedestrian is silhouetted as Kingfisher airlines planes are seen parked on the tarmac at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on May 11, 2012. India's loss-making Kingfisher Airlines cancelled some flights Friday after a section of their pilots reported sick, adding to woes of thousands of passengers already hit by a strike at national carrier Air India. Air India, in the midst of a five-day-long pilots agitation, has suspended booking tickets for west-bound flights to United States, Canada and Europe. (AFP/Getty Images)