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30 more IndiGo flights cancelled, fliers resort to high last-minute fares

On the other hand, there was no indication of any probe by the aviation regulator into the cancellation of such large number of flights by the airline since last Saturday.

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Shortage of pilots continued to hamper budget carrier IndiGos operations with the cancelling as many as 30 flights Tuesday from across stations and passengers allegedly being forced to buy last minute high fares for its flights, a source said.

On Monday also, the Gurugram-headquartered had pulled out 32 flights from its network.

On the other hand, there was no indication of any probe by the regulator into the cancellation of such a large number of flights by the since last Saturday.

has cancelled 30 flights for Tuesday due to the on-going pilots issue. Most of the flights have been cancelled from Kolkata, and Chennai, the source said.

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While eight flights are not being operated from Kolkata, another five flights are cancelled from and four each from Bangalore and Chennai, among others, he added.

The source also alleged that was forcing passengers to either buy last-minute fares or offering them alternate flights with one-stop connectivity with a long transit time.

Response to the queries sent to and Directorate General of Civil on this issue was awaited.

In a statement on Sunday, the airline had blamed on weather for disruption in operations across its network.

"As part of recovering our schedule, positioning of the crew and aircraft had to be readjusted. As a result, a number of flights were cancelled, it had said without giving any specific number of flights were cancelled.

Here's what some hassled passengers had to say about the cancellations:

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:00 IST