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Supply chain disruption a challenge but IndiGo CEO sure of capacity growth

Foresees 13% capacity growth, hints at likelihood of aircraft lease extension; airline is seeing passengers moving from rail and other modes on short duration routes

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IndiGo has been forced to ground 20 of its 276 planes due delays in the supply of spare engines by manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. This has delayed induction of new aircraft too.

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
IndiGo’s fleet plan will proceed nearly as per target and capacity for FY 2022-23 will be 13 per cent higher than pre-Covid time amid a global supply chain disruption that has delayed the delivery of aircraft, engines, seats and other parts.

IndiGo has been forced to ground 20 of its 276 planes due delays in the supply of spare engines by manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. This has delayed induction of new aircraft too.

While the company management had earlier this month indicated a speedier return of older leased planes, IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said on Friday that the airline has

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First Published: Aug 26 2022 | 4:44 PM IST

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