New Delhi: Indigo, the low cost private air carrier, has got 2 of its 10 grounded NEOs VT-ITX and VT-IVE aircrafts back in service on Tuesday.
Announcing the development, Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole-Time Director, IndiGo, said, "We are actively engaged with engine manufacturer on getting all our aircraft back in the skies in the coming weeks. Two of our grounded NEOs VT-ITX and VT-IVE are already back in service today."
He also said that as per the Traffic Report released by Directorate General of Civil Aviation for February 2018, IndiGo, India's largest and fastest growing airline, has retained its market leadership with 39.9 per cent market share and recorded an impressive passenger load factor at 91.8 per cent, an increase of 2 per cent over last month.
He claimed that IndiGo is by far the largest Indian airline with a fleet of 155 aircraft and more than 1000 operating flights daily.
Mr Ghoshsaid "We are thankful to our millions of loyal customers who have time and again given us the opportunity to serve them. We have always strived harder to deliver on our promise of hassle-free, on-time and courteous flying experience and these numbers are a testimony to our relentless commitment."
He further added, "We express our gratitude to our customers for their faith in us especially in testing times. We are mindful of the inconvenience that some of our customers have had due to the cancellation of some of our flights owing to our compliance with DGCA's directive concerning a few of our aircraft." "I am glad to report that IndiGo is flying between 96 per cent and 98 per cent of its scheduled flights daily. We didn't have to cancel more than 35 to 45 daily flights on any day, which is around only 3 percent of our schedule," said Mr Ghosh.
"We are able to offer a wide and deep schedule of flights to our customers. Therefore, we have been able to quickly accommodate our customers on alternate flights and minimise any operational disruption. In our business, Safety is our top priority," he said.