A day after aviation regulator DGCA asked airlines to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft, a semblance of normalcy seem to be gradually returning at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here on Thursday.
SpiceJet, which is the most affected airline from the suspension of the aircraft, pushed in additional services on Thursday from its fleet of Bombardier Q4 and Boeing 737 NG that allowed it to accommodate most passengers that faced cancellations as 14 flights using the Max remained cancelled for the second day.
"Of the 76 planes in our fleet, 64 aircraft are in operations and we are confident of minimising the inconvenience to our passengers and attain normalcy in our operations," SpiceJet said in a statement on Wednesday
So, the passengers have not faced problems due to grounding of the Max.
Meanwhile, IndiGo and GoAir seem to be making the most from the cancellations by seeing surge in bookings. In fact, Indigo is offering discounts on spot bookings to attract customers on some of its routes.
Following a global trend of grounding Boeing 737 MAX aircraft due to the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight of the same model on Sunday killing all 157 people on board, India finally suspended the plane's operations and over-flight permissions on Wednesday evening.
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