IndiGo cancels round 130 flights for Friday – Financial Occasions

IndiGo cancels round 130 flights for Friday – Financial Occasions

MUMBAI: Acute scarcity of pilots together with NOTAMs at some airports pressured


to cancel round 130 flights for Friday, a supply mentioned.

The cancelled flights account for nearly 10 per cent of the airline’s operations, the supply mentioned.

The Gurugram-based funds provider operates over 1,300 flights per day with a fleet of 210 planes.

“IndiGo has cancelled round 130 flights for Friday because it continues to face scarcity of pilots,” the supply mentioned.

A question despatched to IndiGo spokesperson and likewise to its chief working officer

Wolfgang Prock-Shauer

remained unanswered.

The funds provider has been cancelling flights since final Saturday after rain and hailstorm hit the Delhi-NCR area final week.

On Thursday it didn’t function as many as 70 flights, citing causes like deliberate cancellations and partial closure of the Bengaluru airport as a result of Air Present.

“As said earlier, the anticipated cancellations are 30 flights per day. The operations might be utterly normalised by the beginning of the summer time schedule from March 31.

“Moreover, a


in Bangalore began efficient immediately (February 14), which precipitated extra 40 flight cancellations, rescheduling for which had been accomplished a month again and passengers have been knowledgeable and reaccomodated accordingly,” the airline mentioned in its earlier assertion.

It had cancelled 49 flights on Wednesday as properly.

“The cancellations on February 13 have been attributable to a number of elements like anticipated climate situations on February 14 and NOTAMS at varied airports. This resulted in prolonged obligation instances which then made it essential to re-roster our crew and optimise our operations,” it mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.

Additional, the airline mentioned it has determined to curtail its schedule for the remaining interval of this month by “roughly 30 flights a day”.

“That is with the intention to stabilise its operation and modify crew rosters as a result of causes talked about above. Passengers are within the means of being knowledgeable and re-accommodated,” the provider had mentioned.

A question despatched to

DGCA director

common B S Bhullar on IndiGo’s large-scale cancellations didn’t elicit any reply.