During the call, Aditya said that there have been days when the airline has had to "ground as many as nine NEO due to lack of spare engines". "This has lead to unplanned flight cancellations", IndiGo said in a statement.
"Four of our old aircraft are grounded due to the engines being held back for customs clearance". Our schedule was planned in the month of June itself pertaining to non-availability of these aircraft for the month of July, August and September.
IndiGo, India's biggest airline, today said it has grounded eight Airbus A320 neo jets amidst reports of engine problems with its Airbus A320 neo jets, even as the no-frills carrier refuted media reports that the airline had grounded 13 planes and that it was forced to cancel 84 flights because of the engine problem.
The company said "misleading information" was being spread by a "section of media".
The report further added that a total of 667 flights were cancelled by IndiGo between 21 June and 3 July in 2017, with 61 flights cancelled on 27 June alone, due to the grounding of these planes. We made detailed and comprehensive comments in our last earnings call.
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The airlines clarified that only eight of its NEO planes had been grounded and the affected passengers had been "accomodated with suitable options".
"We are awaiting certain clarifications after the implementation of the GST".
He added that it is no "coincidence" that the news is spread on a day when "IndiGo came out on top in On Time Performance by a long margin".
On Friday, the airline's shares closed 0.49% lower on the Bombay Stock Exchange at Rs 1,270.30.