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IndiGo cancels 47 flights after DGCA order, offers full refund

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A day after the of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) directed grounding of 11 aircraft, budget carrier 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 said: "has cancelled certain flights due to the grounding of our 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."

Citing safety concerns, the industry regulator asked and to ground a total of 11 fitted with 1100 engines .

Out ot the 11, eight are operated by IndiGo while operates three, the DGCA said in a statement.

With this, all the with PW1100 engines beyond serial number 450 have been taken off operation in

DGCA said: "Both IndiGo and have been told not to refit these engines, which are spare with them in their inventory."

The directive came immediately after an VT-ITA flight reported engine failure and had to make an emergency landing at Ahmedabad following take off from the same airport on Monday.

Previously, the DGCA had ordered grounding of three aircraft in IndiGo's A320neo fleet after the European Safety Agency (EASA)issued regarding similar A320neos on February 9, 2018.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 14:24 IST
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