Several IndiGo Flights Delayed Nationwide Due to Non-availability of Crew; DGCA Seeks Explanation


IndiGo on July 1 started operating additional flights on Delhi-Leh, Delhi-Srinagar and Lucknow-Pantnagar routes to cater to increased demand. (Image: REUTERS/Amit Dave)

IndiGo on July 1 started operating additional flights on Delhi-Leh, Delhi-Srinagar and Lucknow-Pantnagar routes to cater to increased demand. (Image: REUTERS/Amit Dave)

The DGCA has taken strong cognizance against IndiGo and sought a clarification behind the massive delays

Several IndiGo flights across the country were delayed due to non-availability of crew members. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) took cognizance of the issue and ordered the airline to issue a clarification as to the delays, officials said.

According to news agency ANI, DGCA officials said the regulatory body had taken strong cognizance against IndiGo and sought a clarification behind the massive delays countrywide.

There has been a demand for airline tickets as Covid-19 cases recorded a major dip over the past month or so. IndiGo on Friday (July 1) started operating additional flights on Delhi-Leh, Delhi-Srinagar and Lucknow-Pantnagar routes to cater to increased demand for travel to Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Kashmir.

“We are pleased to strengthen our network by adding frequencies on Delhi-Leh, Delhi-Srinagar and Lucknow-Pantnagar routes, catering to increased demand for travel to Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Kashmir,” said Sanjay Kumar, chief strategy and revenue officer, IndiGo.

(With PTI inputs)

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