Left Menu
Development News Edition

IndiGo cancels 49 flights on Wednesday; to curtail 30 daily flights in February


IndiGo cancels 49 flights on Wednesday; to curtail 30 daily flights in February

The country's largest airline IndiGo Wednesday cancelled 49 flights and announced curtailing around 30 flights daily for the rest of February as it looks to stabilise operations and adjust crew rosters. IndiGo, which has more than 41 per cent of domestic market share, said the cancellations represent 2 per cent of its flights and that operations would be normalised completely by March 31, 2019.

The budget carrier cancelled 49 flights on Wednesday and the same has been informed to aviation regulator DGCA. "The cancellations on February 13 were caused by several factors like anticipated weather conditions on February 14 and NOTAMS at various airports. This resulted in extended duty times which then made it necessary to re-roster our crew and optimise our operations," it said in a statement.

Further, the airline said it has decided to curtail its schedule for the remaining period of this month by "approximately 30 flights a day". "This is in order to stabilise its operation and adjust its crew rosters due to the reasons mentioned above. Passengers are in the process of being informed and re-accommodated," the carrier said.

IndiGo would continue its curtailment of flights till March-end. "This measure has already been implemented and passengers informed. These medium term cancellations have been made to minimise the impact on passengers as alternative travel options have been offered well in advance," it added.

On Tuesday, a senior official said the DGCA was looking into the "issue" of flight cancellations by IndiGo.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

From home to healthcare, here are Robotic innovations transforming lives

Lovot is equipped with more than 50 sensors such as thermography, microphone array, obstacle detection, and touch sensor to generate motion and emotions in real-time....

Translating words to deeds: Achieving gender parity in access to financial resources

... ...

SDG13: How you can reduce global warming by changing your food habits

The mega narratives of various international organizations give the impression that fighting global warming is only a job of government agencies. However, the European Investment Bank EIB has designed a questionnaire which besides making th...

SDG2030: Challenges of technological applications in advancing Global Goals

Application of contemporary and future information technologies may go milestones in advancing sustainable development goals SDGs provided the challenges are overcome and implementation is ensured....

Videos

Latest News

HIGHLIGHTS-Key arguments in Trump's defense as impeachment trial to begin in US Senate

The White House unveiled its detailed legal defense as the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate gears up to begin President Donald Trumps impeachment trial on Tuesday. Trump, who is only the fourth of 45 American presidents to face the possibi...

Film Study: Super Bowl LIV's biggest question

Sundays conference championship games couldnt have delivered a better matchup for Super Bowl LIV the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the San Francisco 49ers. The leagues best quarterback -- both in the pocket and as an off-schedule playmaker -- will...

UPDATE 3-Ukraine presses for return of Iran plane black boxes

Ukraine on Monday urged Iran to return the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian military with the loss of all 176 people on board. Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said returning the boxes would show that Ir...

Pompeo says will be more action by United States to support Venezuelan opposition

There will be more action by the United States to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, after meeting with Guaido on the sidelines of a regional conference in Bogota.The South ...

Give Feedback