According to a report by news agency ANI, several IndiGo flights across the country were delayed due to the non-availability of crew members. Further details are awaited.
New Delhi: Several IndiGo flights were delayed across the country due to the non-availability of crew members. Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought an explanation from the airline for the huge delay. A DGCA official told news agency ANI, “The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has taken strong cognizance against IndiGo and sought clarification/clarification behind the huge flight delays across the country.”
IndiGo Airlines Operation Delay: Top Developments
• On Saturday also, IndiGo’s flight operations were crippled after 900 flights were delayed due to the non-availability of cabin crew and staff.
• The budget carrier operates around 1600 flights daily, over 50% of which faced timing problems yesterday, according to the report by ET.
• The airline also faced employee-related issues on Sunday, with the company witnessing its worst-ever performance.
• IndiGo is yet to issue an official statement on the matter, however, responding to several customer complaints on microblogging site Twitter, the airline’s representatives said they were “sorry for the delay”.
• There has been an increase in the demand for airline tickets as there has been a big drop in Covid-19 cases in the last one month or so. IndiGo on Friday (July 1) started operating additional flights on the Delhi-Leh, Delhi-Srinagar, and Lucknow-Pantnagar routes to meet the growing demand for travel to Ladakh, Uttarakhand, and Kashmir.
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo said, “We are delighted to strengthen our network by adding frequencies on the Delhi-Leh, Delhi-Srinagar, and Lucknow-Pantnagar routes, given the growing demand for travel to Ladakh, Uttarakhand, and Kashmir. fulfill it.”
According to a report in news agency PTI, a large number of cabin crew members took sick leave, say industry sources, as they went for the Air India recruitment drive.
When asked about the matter, DGCA chief Arun Kumar told PTI on Sunday, “We are looking into it.”
Industry sources said the second phase of Air India’s recruitment drive was conducted on Saturday and most of IndiGo’s cabin crew members who took sick leave went for it.