IndiGo flights hit due to diversions
Over 80 IndiGo flights were cancelled over the weekend as a consequential impact of diversions and pilots shortage.
Thirty eight flights were diverted, eleven of them of IndiGo, as Delhi was hit by a hailstorm on Thursday evening. This had a cascading impact on the airline's operations resulting in flight delays and cancellations over the next three days. Flight diversion results in duty time extension for pilots and while the civil aviation regulator does allow a dispensation in work hours, this puts a strain on airline's operations. Pilots shortage also aggravated the situation as the airline has just enough number of pilots to maintain its daily operations.