Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

IndiGo continues to operate with curtailed schedule, cancels 42 flights today

IndiGo continues to operate with curtailed schedule, cancels 42 flights today

The Gurugram-headquartered IndiGo operates over 1,000 daily flights and carries about 40 percent of domestic flyers, while GoAir offers 230 services daily and has a market share of around 10 percent. The regulator said it will make further decisions on the matter after consulting with the European Aviation Safety Agency and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney.

"The order impacts overall 9 A320 Neos for IndiGo out of the total 32 delivered Neo planes". In an announcement on its website during the day, IndiGo said it has cancelled 47 flights across its domestic network for today.

On Tuesday, IndiGo had cancelled 48 flights from 18 cities and GoAir struck down 18 flights from 8 cities. The flights cancelled were to Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Srinagar, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Amritsar, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, among others.

Domestic carrier IndiGo continues to operate with a curtailed schedule today, with the airline cancelling 42 flights, following the grounding of eight of its A320neo planes along with three of GoAir due to Pratt & Whitney engine issues.

On February 13, DGCA had said that it was monitoring engine glitches to ensure that safety is not compromised at any time.

"We are working around the clock to alleviate the inconvenience caused to our valued customers".

The aviation sector in the country may remain affected with IndiGo and GoAir likely to face more disruptions in the coming weeks. The carriers on Tuesday said that they were taking measures to lower inconvenience to the passengers.

In the national capital, Prabhu said the planes have been grounded only for passenger safety. The ongoing problems with the engines raise concerns regarding passenger safety in Indian skies. "But we can not play with any issue related to safety and safety is paramount", Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

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