MUMBAI: Budget carrier Indigo has cancelled as many as 30 flights from various airports across the country owing to a shortage of pilots.
“Shortage of pilots continued to hamper budget carrier IndiGos operations with the airline cancelling as many as 30 flights Tuesday from across stations and passengers allegedly being forced to buy last minute high fares for its flights”, a source said.
“The flights have been cancelled from Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. Eight flights are not being operated from Kolkata, another five flights are cancelled from Hyderabad and four each from Bangalore and Chennai, among others”, the source added.
The source also alleged that IndiGo was forcing passengers to either buy last-minute fares or offering them alternate flights with one-stop connectivity with long transit time.
Response to the queries sent to IndiGo and Directorate General of Civil Aviation on this issue was awaited.
On Monday, the Gurugram-headquartered airline had pulled out 32 flights from its network.
On the other hand, there was no indication of any probe by the aviation regulator into the cancellation of such a large number of flights by the airline since last Saturday.
In a statement on Sunday, the airline had blamed on weather for disruption in operations across its network.
With inputs from PTI