IndiGo flight cancellation: Not just hailstorms, it’s also about airline’s aggressive expansion

Hailstorms or a shortage of pilots? What has led to the cancellation of scores of IndiGo flights? The company has maintained that it was a severe hailstorm in North India on Friday, February 7, that led to diversion of 11 flights.

“Consequently, this disrupted operations across our network the following day. As part of recovering our schedule, positioning of the crew and aircraft had to be readjusted. As a result, a number of flights were cancelled,” said a spokesperson.

Reports say that more than 50 flights were cancelled over the weekend. The effects of the disruptions have been felt on Monday too. Fliers and aviation geeks took to Twitter to update. One of them said: Read More

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