IndiGo to cancel 30 flights daily till month-end

Chennai: IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, will operate about 30 fewer flights each day for the remainder of the winter schedule as it battles a shortage of pilots.

The airline, run by InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, cancelled 49 flights on Wednesday, according to a company statement, taking the number of flights cancelled to about 100 since Friday.

Reports state that the situation at IndiGo regarding shortage of pilots is tight.

The airline said, “These medium term cancellations have been made to minimize the impact on passengers as alternative travel options have been offered well in advance.”

The 30 flights comprised two per cent of IndiGo’s total flights, it said, adding it expects to resume normal operations with the start of the summer schedule from 31 March.

IndiGo currently operates about 1,300 daily flights. It is expected to shortly start more international and domestic flights.

NT Bureau