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IndiGo debunks 'rumours' of 84 cancelled flights, alleges corporate conspiracy

IndiGo on Sunday debunked the rumours of 84 flight cancellations by the airlines alleging that the news was result of a corporate conspiracy. “In the last few days, there have been misinformed media reports suggesting that IndiGo is cancelling eighty-five daily flights.


By   |  Updated On : August 20, 2017 08:23 PM
 IndiGo debunks 'rumours' of 84 en cancelled flights, alleges corporate conspiracy (File Photo)

IndiGo debunks 'rumours' of 84 en cancelled flights, alleges corporate conspiracy (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

IndiGo on Sunday debunked the rumours of 84 flight cancellations by the airlines alleging that the news was result of a corporate conspiracy.  
“In the last few days, there have been misinformed media reports suggesting that IndiGo is cancelling eighty-five daily flights.

"We believe that this misleading information about the alleged spurt in cancellations has been spread by one of our competitors within a few hours of the release by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of the latest On Time Performance data for the month of July," the official release said. 

The DGCA data showed that IndiGo was once again Number One at the top in On Time Performance at 84.5% while all other airlines were a distant second, claimed statement. 

The official statemnt, whoever, did include information about grounding of four aircraft, which company says was due to 'pare engines that are awaiting customs clearance for as much as three weeks'. 

"We are waiting clarification on certain provisions affecting the entire airline industry post the implementation of GST. Our understanding is that the GST was not intended to create an additional fiscal burden on the airline industry. This unpredictable situation did lead to some unplanned short-term flight cancellations and we have made every effort to inform our affected customers and provide them with alternative arrangements. We are engaged in ongoing  discussions with the relevant authorities and hope to receive the GST clarification soon," they said. 

Also read | IndiGo denies reports over 84 flights cancellation, 13 NEO planes being grounded

First Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 08:17 PM


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