NEW DELHI, March 13 (Bernama) -- India's two budget private airlines -- IndiGo and GoAir -- cancelled 65 domestic flights Tuesday after the country's civil aviation regulator grounded 11 A320 Neo aircraft over "faulty engines."
IndiGo cancelled 47 flights while GoAir cancelled 18 flights, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
"IndiGo cancelled certain flights due to the grounding of our aircraft further to the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) directive issued in the name of safety.
"We are proactively re-accommodating all affected passengers on other flights. They have been given the option to either choose another flight at no additional cost or cancel their booking, and get a full refund without cancellation charges," the airline said in a statement.
India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation Monday grounded 11 A320 Neo aircraft following a mid-air scare. Of the 11 grounded aircraft, eight belong to IndiGo, while the remaining three belong to GoAir.