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CAPA summit: Airlines fly into crew, aircraft shortages as demand takes off

Air India cuts flights to US amid non-availability of flight attendants, IndiGo continues to wait for engines

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia
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Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Aneesh PhadnisDeepak Patel New Delhi
Air travel is on the upswing and carriers are drawing up strategies to capture a larger pie of passenger traffic but issues like shortage of engines and non-availability of flight attendants are forcing airlines to adjust their growth plans.

These issues were raised as the aviation industry gathered at the CAPA India Aviation Summit here on Monday.

Even though flights on the India-US routes are in high demand, Air India will be operating six fewer weekly flights between these two countries over the next two-three months due to the non-availability of flight attendants for wide-body planes. “The airline hopes to

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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 8:14 PM IST

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