IndiGo may cancel more than 30 flights across country today over ‘crew shortage’
Mumbai: Low-cost carrier IndiGo cancelled a number of flights across the country, especially those operating out of Hyderabad, Chennai and Jaipur on Saturday and Sunday. Over 30 flights are likely to be cancelled on Monday as well from these airports. Sources attributed the problem to operational reasons and crew shortage. “Pilots cannot be rostered to fly over 1,000 hours in a year. A number of IndiGo pilots have reached the limit and so they have to wait it out before these crew can be rostered again,” said a source. However, an IndiGo spokesperson said the flights were cancelled because of poor weather. “Due to a severe hailstorm in North India on Friday, 11 IndiGo flights were diverted. Consequently, this disrupted operations across our network the following day. 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,” said the airline in a statement. At least eight flights out of Chennai, six out of Hyderabad and three from Jaipur were among those cancelled over the weekend.