IndiGo denies report on cancellation of 130 flights

IndiGo has denied the following story, which was reported by news agency PTI. In a statement, IndiGo said, “IndiGo strongly refutes a recent media report by PTI stating that IndiGo is cancelling 130 flights on Friday, February 15, 2019. A list of these 130 flights was shared by PTI with IndiGo. IndiGo has verified this data and confirms that it is operating 120 of these 130 flights, as scheduled, with more than 20,000 travelling passengers. The origin of this alleged cancellation list is unknown to IndiGo and is false and misleading. IndiGo informed PTI yesterday of the inaccuracy of this data. IndiGo maintains its position regarding scheduled cancellations of 30 flights per day until March 31, 2019. These cancellations do not include NOTAMs which are issued by various airports due to operational reasons.” The original story follows unedited, as it was reported by PTI)

Acute shortage of pilots along with Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) at some airports forced IndiGo to cancel around 130 flights for Friday, a source said.

The cancelled flights account for almost 10 per cent of the airlines’ operations, the source said.

An Indigo spokesperson, however, said the airline has not cancelled any additional flights other than the schedule cancellations.

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

“IndiGo has cancelled around 130 flights for Friday as it continues to face a shortage of pilots,” the source said.

The cancelled flights account for almost 10 per cent of the airlines’ operations, the source said.

An Indigo spokesperson, however, said the airline has not cancelled any additional flights other than the schedule cancellations.

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

“IndiGo has cancelled around 130 flights for Friday as it continues to face a shortage of pilots,” the source said.

The airline has not pulled out any additional flights other than the schedule cancellations but refused to issue a statement.

 

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/indigo-airlines-pilot-shortage-130-flights-cancelled-1456609-2019-02-15

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