Nearly two dozen Air India flights were on Saturday delayed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport following a system failure in the check-in software of the national carrier for almost an hour. The services resumed later after the server was restored.
The departure timings of as many as 23 flights were affected and the delays owing to the software malfunction stretched from 15-30 minutes, the spokesperson said.
“The software-related glitch affected operations from 1 PM to 2.30 PM during which period, check-in and other services were handled manually,” the spokesperson said.
On Wednesday, the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Air India flight AI 985 had to carry an emergency landing at the Mumbai Airport due to hydraulic failure.
The civil aviation ministry on Wednesday had said that the government is committed to give financial support to the debt-ridden airline.
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said that the government would look after all its financial or liquidity requirements.
The government had this year announced a plan to divest 76 percent stake in Air India, but the airline failed to get even a single bidder for its disinvestment.
Earlier this month, the national carrier invited bids for Rs 1,000-crore Short Term Loan (STL) from financial institutions and banks to meet its “urgent working capital requirements.”