Mumbai: Air India contractual workers have been on strike at the Mumbai airport since Wednesday night, leading to a delay in several flights to and from the city on Thursday morning.

“Due to a sudden industrial situation at Mumbai airport by Air India Air Transport Services Ltd. employees, some flights have got delayed. We are assessing the situation and all efforts are being made to minimise delays or disruption,” an Air India spokesperson was quoted as saying by ANI.

The airline workers went on strike after Air India refused to reinstate sacked contractual workers.

The airline said that all necessary actions are being taken to minimalise the delay in services. 

“Air India's permanent employees have been deputed to normalise the flights. Only early morning flights from Mumbai for delayed by 2 hours,” the airline said