New Delhi, Mar 19: The problem with IndiGo Neo aircraft continues to hit services of low cost carrier. On Monday, yet another IndiGo Neo aircraft was grounded. The reason of its being grounded has not been stated till now.
This is third aircraft which has been grounded in the last 24 hours. On Sunday, two flights–one at New Delhi and another at Jammu and Kashmir were grounded. In Jammu & Kashmir, flight was grounded after a hydraulic leak was detected from one of the engines.
Last week Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had grounded many IndiGo and Go Air aircraft for faulty engines. The budget airlines have been hit hard but they have maintained they are up to the task of providing cheap flights. Meanwhile, on Friday, the Delhi High Court had dismissed a petition seeking grounding of the entire IndiGo and Go Air fleets because of their faulty engines.
However, the carrier has said that it was operating at 96 per cent of its strength. Assuring passengers, the flier in a statement said, “We would like to assure our passengers that between 96 percent to 98 percent of our flights are operating as usual, reported in Firstpost.
IndiGo cancelled 47 flights after the DGCA had grounded eight of its A320 Neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines. The DGCA had also grounded such aircraft of another domestic carrier GoAir. The Gurgaon-based IndiGo cancelled 47 of its 1,000-odd flights per day, while the Wadia Group-promoted GoAir said it had cancelled 18 flights.