The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on July 3 took a strong stand and demanded an explanation from IndiGo for massive flight delays throughout the country. The latest statistics show that the departure of the company’s 900 flights was delayed on Saturday. According to sources, this delay was caused because of not having enough crew members.
IndiGo, operating around 1,600 flights daily, was apparently dealing with the non-availability of crew members yesterday. The company continued to face some staff-related problems today as well, the sources said.
Interestingly, just on June 30, IndiGo and Turkish Airlines renewed their codesharing agreement, allowing both airlines to sell seats on each other’s flights.
IndiGo is an Indian low-cost airline headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana. It is the largest airline in the country by passengers carried and fleet size, with a 53.5% domestic market share as of October 2021.