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Air India pilots halt strike

A group of pilots at Air India demanding exclusive rights to fly new Boeing Dreamliners have called off a 58-day strike, bowing to pressure from the government and a Delhi court order, Reuters has reported. About 500 Air India pilots who fly international routes have been demanding that colleagues from the former Indian Airlines not be trained to fly Dreamliners because they worried it could hurt their career prospects. The strike also forced Air India to cut back on its international schedule and combine flights, which further strengthened the hold on international routes by market leader Jet Airways.