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IndiGo, GoAir cancel 65 flights from Bhubaneswar and other cities

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Bhubaneswar:  A day after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered the grounding of 11 aircraft belonging to IndiGo and GoAir, the companies on Tuesday cancelled at least 65 flights in the country.

Budget carrier IndiGo cancelled as many as 47 flights from various cities including Bhubaneswar, while the Wadia Group-promoted GoAir cancelled 18 flights, according to their respective website.

“Only one IndiGo flight-No 701 has been grounded in Bhubaneswar,” informed Biju Patnaik Airport Director Suresh Chandra Hota

Apart from Bhubaneswar, the flights that have been cancelled are from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Patna, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Amritsar, Srinagar and Guwahati, among others.

The country’s aviation regulator DGCA grounded eight A320Neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines yesterday.

IndiGo operates about 1,000 flights daily and carries about 40 percent of domestic flyers, while GoAir, which operates 230 flights per day, has a market share of around 10 percent.

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