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Stranded passenger situation returns to normal at IGIA

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A day after regulator DGCA asked airlines to ground all 737 aircraft, a semblance of normalcy seem to be gradually returning at the (IGIA) here on Thursday.

A Delhi (DIAL) said the situation at the IGIA was manageable on Thursday as most of the cancellations were "planned".

SpiceJet, which is the most from the suspension of the aircraft, pushed in additional services on Thursday from its fleet of Q4 and 737 NG that allowed it to accommodate most passengers that faced cancellations as 14 flights using the remained cancelled for the second day.

"Of the 76 planes in our fleet, 64 are in operations and we are confident of minimising the inconvenience to our passengers and attain normalcy in our operations," said in a statement on Wednesday

passengers have been informed about cancellations much ahead as the is regularly grounding due to non-payment of lease rentals.

So, the passengers have not faced problems due to grounding of the

Meanwhile, and seem to be making the most from the cancellations by seeing surge in bookings. In fact, is offering discounts on spot bookings to attract customers on some of its routes.

Following a global trend of grounding 737 MAX due to the crash of an flight of the same model on Sunday killing all 157 people on board, finally suspended the plane's operations and over-flight permissions on Wednesday evening.

In India, and operate 17 aircraft -- Spice (12) and Jet (five) -- though the latter's fleet was already grounded due to various reasons.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 12:12 IST