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IndiGo cancels 42 flights for today

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Domestic carrier continued to operate with a curtailed schedule for the third day today with the cancelling 42 flights following the grounding of eight of its A320neo planes along with three of due to engine issues.

has cancelled 42 flights for March 14. This includes flights to Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Amritsar, and Hyderabad, among others, the announced on its website.

Number of flights cancelled by the other carrier for today was not immediately available.

Yesterday, and had together cancelled over 65 flights due to the grounding of their 11 by the country's watchdog DGCA on Monday, citing passengers safety concerns arising out of the mid-air shut down of the Pratt& Whitney- manufactured Neo engines of these airplanes.

The cancellation of services in a large number has put thousands of passengers at inconvenience as they had pre-booked these flights amid the concerns of exorbitant fares which are charged by the carriers for

However, the two carriers had yesterday said they were taking measures to minimise inconvenience to the passengers whose flights have been cancelled by booking them on alternate flights as well giving them the option of cancelling or rescheduling their travel without any extra cost.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 08:30 IST