IndiGo cancels 47 flights
IndiGo has cancelled as many as 47 flights today after aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) grounded eight A320Neo planes of IndiGo with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines, along with three such aircraft of GoAir.
IndiGo has cancelled 47 flights across its domestic network, the airline announced on its website. The flights that have been cancelled are from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Patna, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Amritsar, Srinagar and Guwahati, among others.
The DGCA came into action after an IndiGo flight bound for Lucknow returned to Ahmedabad within 40 minutes of it getting airborne due to a mid-air engine failure.
Citing safety of aircraft operations, the DGCA Director said that A320 Neos fitted with PW1100 engines beyond ESN 450 have been grounded with immediate effect. Three other IndiGo A320Neo planes have been on the ground since February following similar engine problems.