IndiGo, GoAir cancel over 120 flights in 48 hours, airfares skyrocket

IndiGo, GoAir cancel over 120 flights in 48 hours, airfares skyrocket

The airline is trying to accommodate the hassled passengers, whose flights have been cancelled on other alternate flights on their own network.Flyers also have the option to reschedule their travel without any extra cost.

While the groundings will affect IndiGo and GoAir passengers, it will not impact IndiGo's financials, analysts at Edelweiss reckon.

"With current load factors at over 90%, this reduction in capacity is likely to have a 5-10% impact on fares on key routes in the short to medium term", Sharat Dhall, COO (B2C) at travel portal Yatra.com told Financial Express.

IndiGo has cancelled 42 flights for 14 March, which 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 civil aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on Tuesday said out of 45, it has ordered the grounding of 11 Airbus 320 neo aircraft, following instances of glitches.

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IndiGo is operating the remaining 23 A320 Neo planes. They would like to restore the flights as soon as possible by making alternative arrangements.

Now, a total of 14 such A320 neo planes - 11 operated by IndiGo and 3 by GoAir - have been grounded.

GoAir has complied with the DGCA directive by grounding the late serial number PW GTF engines, the airline said in a statement later, adding "This has resulted in the cancellation of some flights originating out of eight centres". "We have to give paramount priority to safety".

On Tuesday, IndiGo and GoAir had together cancelled over 65 flights. However, there is no reason to panic, because the airlines are constantly on the effort to minimize the trouble on part of the passengers. Reportedly, citing safety of aircraft operations, the Director of the DGCA, in the March 12 order, said that A320Neos fitted with PW1100 engines beyond ESN 450 have been grounded with immediate effect.

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