Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Disruption in network: IndiGo’s flight cancellations set to continue

Facing continued disruption in its network and operations, IndiGo Airlines cancelled around 30 flights on Tuesday and maintained that it will adjust around 30 flights per day over the coming days on account of Notice to Airmen (Notam) and predicted bad weather. The airline had cancelled at least 32 flights on Monday and around 70 flights over the weekend.

Even as industry insiders said that the airline is facing shortage of commanders, in a statement issued on Tuesday, the IndiGo said, “IndiGo is slightly adjusting its flight schedule in the coming days by approximately 30 flights per day. This is in order to stabilise the network and operations impacted due to various ongoing Notams and predicted bad weather in the coming days.”

Notam is issued by air traffic control (ATC) informing restriction in flight operations at a particular airport on account of various reasons. Notam is issued on Republic Day, during very bad weather or VIP movements. Earlier, flight restrictions were imposed on account of aero show in Bengaluru.
The airline further said, “In order to avoid inconvenience, these adjustments are being made in advance enabling adequate notice to passengers. They are being accommodated close to their original flight schedule. These adjustments amount to 1 per cent to 2 per cent of the originally planned number of flights.”
13/02/19 Indian Express
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