Faulty Engines: IndiGo Cancels 42 Flights For Today
Domestic carrier IndiGo continued to operate with a curtailed schedule for the third day today with the airline canceling 42 flights following the grounding of eight of its A320neo planes along with three of GoAir due to Pratt & Whitney engine issues.
IndiGo has canceled 42 flights for March 14.
This includes flights to Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Amritsar, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, among others, the airline announced on its website.
The number of flights canceled by the other carrier GoAir for today was not immediately available.
Yesterday, IndiGo and GoAir had together canceled over 65 flights due to the grounding of their 11 aircraft by the country's aviation watchdog DGCA on Monday, citing passengers safety concerns arising out of the mid-air shut down of the Pratt& Whitney- manufactured Neo engines of these airplanes.
The cancellation of services in a large number has put thousands of passengers at inconvenience as they had pre-booked these flights amid the concerns of exorbitant fares which are charged by the carriers for last-minute travel.
However, the two carriers had yesterday said they were taking measures to minimize inconvenience to the passengers whose flights have been canceled by booking them on alternate flights as well giving them the option of canceling or rescheduling their travel without any extra cost.