ALSO READDGCA orders grounding of 8 IndiGo, 3 GoAir aircraft over engine issues DGCA grounds 11 A320 neo planes on Pratt & Whitney engine woes Three Indigo aircraft grounded after Pratt & Whitney engine issue 'Continuously monitoring' A320neos powered by PW1100G-JM engines: DGCA Engine failure forces IndiGo flight to return; all safe
A day after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) directed grounding of 11 A320neo aircraft, budget carrier Indigo cancelled 47 flights on various routes, according to the information available on the airline's website.
While accepting that there were cancellation of flights, the company said that passengers were given the option to either choose another flight at no additional cost or cancel their booking and get a full refund.
In an official statement on Tuesday, the airline said: "IndiGo has cancelled certain flights due to the grounding of our aircraft further to the DGCA directions which has been issued in the interest of safety. While we understand that this may cause inconvenience to some of our passengers, given that we have multiple flights to the same destination, we are proactively re-accommodating all our affected passengers on other flights."
Previously, the DGCA had ordered grounding of three aircraft in IndiGo's A320neo fleet after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)issued emergency airworthiness directive regarding similar A320neos on February 9, 2018.
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