India, May 23 -- Air India pilots' unions have alleged that the state-run carrier's move to resort to drastic cost-cutting measures since March because of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak has been a non-starter.

In a letter written to the national carrier's director (personnel) on Saturday, the unions have threatened non-cooperation on normal domestic flight operations after services resume from Monday. The domestic flight services were suspended on March 25 after the government imposed nationwide lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19 outbreak.

The unions have also flagged concerns about the extended flight duty time limit (FDTL) due to the pandemic.

The wide-body (Boeing) pilots union, Indian Pilots Guild ...