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12 planes grounded due to engine shortages: IndiGo

IndiGo, which flies four in every 10 Indian air passengers, operates around 900 daily flights

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

The country's biggest airline IndiGo said on Friday it had been forced to ground 12 Airbus jets because of delays in getting new Pratt and Whitney-made engines and uncertainty around a new Indian sales tax. In a statement following local media reports of new grounded planes, the carrier said eight of its A320neo aircraft had been grounded since April. Four A320ceo were also grounded last month because spare engines are stuck at customs, which the company linked to clarifications related to a new country-wide sales tax. IndiGo, owned by InterGlobe Aviation, and rival ...

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First Published: Fri, August 18 2017. 20:44 IST