Indian airlines IndiGo cancelled over 30 domestic flights. The flights especially operating out of Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, on Saturday and Sunday and approximately 30 flights are likely to be suspended on Monday too.
At least eight flights out of Chennai, six out of Hyderabad and three from Jaipur were among those cancelled over the weekend. 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, IndiGo 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,” said the airline in a statement.P