Faulty engines: IndiGo, GoAir cancel 50 flights for today

Indigo’s cancelled flights include ones to Mumbai Kolkata Pune Jaipur Srinagar Bhubaneswar Chennai Delhi Dehradun Amritsar Bengaluru and Hyderabad among others

Faulty engines: IndiGo, GoAir cancel 50 flights for today

Along with Bhubaneswar, the IndiGo flights to Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Srinagar, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Amritsar, Bengaluru and Hyderabad have been cancelled for today.

The Gurgaon-based IndiGo cancelled 47 of its 1,000-odd flights per day, while the Wadia Group-promoted GoAir said it had cancelled 18 flights. They would like to restore the flights as soon as possible by making alternative arrangements.

On February 13, DGCA had said that it was monitoring engine glitches to ensure that safety is not compromised at any time. "But we can not play with any issue related to safety and safety is paramount", he added.

In the national capital, Prabhu said the planes have been grounded only for passenger safety.

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Earlier on Tuesday, a total of 66 flights got canceled by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) order came after a Lucknow-bound IndiGo flight carrying 186 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Ahmedabad after encountering a mid-air engine failure yesterday.

An official statement from Pratt and Whitney said, "We are working closely with our customers to minimize disruption". Grounding of 11 A320neos has been effected passengers across the country. Upon implementation of the directive, IndiGo shall have a total of nine A320 Neo aircraft on ground. "While we understand that this may cause inconvenience to some of our passengers, given that we have multiple flights to the same destination, we are proactively re-accommodating all our affected passengers on other flights", it added. "Safety is our top priority". However, there is no reason to panic, because the airlines are constantly on the effort to minimize the trouble on part of the passengers.

The Gurugram-headquartered IndiGo operates over 1,000 daily flights and carries about 40 percent of domestic flyers, while GoAir offers 230 services daily and has a market share of around 10 percent.

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