Over 600 GoAir, IndiGo Flights Cancelled: All You Need to Know

There is no immediate clarity about alternative choices that would be made available to the passengers.

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The cancellations by budget carriers IndiGo and GoAir, which operate more than 1,200 flights daily, may significantly disrupt the summer schedule.
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Passengers are likely to face harrowing times with IndiGo and GoAir deciding to cancel more than 600 flights this month – of which 488 are by IndiGo alone – following the grounding of 11 Airbus 320neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines.

The cancellations by the two budget carriers, which operate more than 1,200 flights daily on average, may significantly disrupt the summer schedule.

There was no immediate clarity about the way possible compensation and alternative choices would be made available to the passengers already having tickets.

IndiGo, which has the largest share in the domestic aviation market, would be cancelling as many as 488 flights during the period 15-31 March.

Over 600 GoAir, IndiGo Flights Cancelled: All  You Need to Know
(Photo courtesy: Screenshot of IndiGo’s website)

To view the entire list of the cancelled IndiGo flights, click here.

GoAir has decided to cancel a total of 138 flights between 15-24 March, as per announcements.

Over 600 GoAir, IndiGo Flights Cancelled: All  You Need to Know
(Photo Courtesy: Screenshot of GoAir’s website)

To view the entire list of the cancelled GoAir flights, click here.

Here’s what you need to know about the cancellation of the flights:

IndiGo

  • IndiGo would not operate 36 daily flights between 15 and 21 March.
  • Another 18 daily flights would remain cancelled between 22 and 24 March.
  • The number of flights cancelled between 25 and 31 March stands at 26 per day, the airline indicated.
  • This takes the total number of cancelled flights to 488 till the end of this month.
  • Some of the cities, to and fro from which multiple IndiGo flights seem to be cancelled, are Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Orissa and Hyderabad.

GoAir

  • The airline has cancelled seven daily flights to 10 destinations between 16 and 24 March.
  • Some of these destinations include Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Delhi, Cochin, Bengaluru and Chennai.
  • It also cancelled six services per week between 15 and 22 March.
  • On the whole, 138 flights stand cancelled.

While the airlines have said choice of alternative flights and refund would be offered to the passengers, it was not immediately clear how the process would be implemented.

While an IndiGo spokesperson said the airline follows all the guidelines as per the relevant provisions of the applicable regulations, to the same query, a GoAir spokesperson told PTI:

We follow the process as specified by DGCA in its CAR (Civil Aviation Requirement). The same has also been published on our website.

The DGCA stipulates certain norms to be followed in case of cancelled flights and in the current situation, the grounding of a total of 11 A320neos powered by faulty P&W engines has been done after the regulator's directive.

While IndiGo and GoAir have a total of 45 A320neo planes with P&W engines, 14 of them are on the ground.

(With inputs from PTI)

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