Indian Low-Cost Carrier GoAir cancelled several flights on Wednesday due to delayed delivery of aircraft and grounding of two planes over maintenance issues, leaving several passengers stranded.
According to industry sources, delays in plane delivery and maintenance work on two aircraft were major factors behind cancellations. The airline has been canceling over 15 domestic flights for the past few days.
Another reason is following an order by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to not overwork its crew amid escalating safety issues in the Indian airspace, according to an airline official.
Other factors, like inclement weather, low visibility and anti-CAA protests in certain parts of the country, have also aggravated the situation for the airline.
Delay in the arrival of the crew at airports due to protests also caused the lapse of their flight duty time limitation (FDTL). The FDTL mandates a maximum of eight hours for the aircrew.
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