Lucknow, Apr 4: The authorities at Varanasi Airport on Wednesday said that they were facing difficulties in dealing with IndiGo passengers as the staff of the airlines had gone on a sudden strike without any notice. “We are facing problems at Varanasi Airport in dealing with IndiGo passengers as the airline’s support staff has suddenly called for a strike over salary issues. Indigo staff has not given notice to Airports Authority of India,” Varanasi Airport Director said in a statement today.
This comes at a time when IndiGo has been in trouble following grounding of multiple aircraft by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) due to faulty engines. In the past one week, there have also been various incidents involving IndiGo flights including tyre bursts.
On March 29, an IndiGo flight with 72 passengers and four crew members suffered tyre burst while landing at the Rajiv Gandhi airport. Just a day before this incident, Bengaluru-Vijayawada IndiGo flight 6E-7204 skidded off the runway in Hyderabad.
Over seven IndiGo A320 Neo aircraft have been grounded by the DGCA in the past few weeks due to faulty Pratt&Whitney engines.