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Several IndiGo flights delayed after non-availability of crew members, DGCA seeks clarification

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) took strong cognizance against IndiGo and has sought a clarification behind the nationwide massive flight delays.

Poorva Joshi Edited By: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 New Delhi Updated on: July 03, 2022 19:12 IST
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Several IndiGo flights delayed after non-availability of crew members, DGCA seeks clarification

Highlights

  • Several IndiGo flights were delayed across the country on Sunday.
  • At least fifty-five per cent of IndiGo's domestic flights were delayed.
  • The phase-2 of Air India's recruitment drive was conducted on Saturday.

IndiGo flights delayed: Several IndiGo flights were delayed across the country on Sunday, due to the non-availability of crew members. This caused inconvenience for many passengers slated to board these flights. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) took strong cognizance against IndiGo and has sought a clarification behind the nationwide massive flight delays, reported news agency ANI. At least fifty-five per cent of IndiGo's domestic flights were delayed.

When asked about this, Arun Kumar, who heads the aviation regulator DGCA, told PTI on Sunday, "We are looking into this." The phase-2 of Air India's recruitment drive was conducted on Saturday and a majority of IndiGo's cabin crew members who took sick leave went for it, the sources in the industry sources added.

IndiGo, India's largest airline, currently operates approximately 1,600 flights --domestic and international -- daily. IndiGo and Air India did not respond to news agency PTI's requests for statements on the matter.

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation's website, 45.2 per cent of IndiGo's domestic flights operated on time on Saturday.

(agency inputs)

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