IndiGo’s flight from Surat to Kolkata with 172 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj Airport due to some technical issue, an official said on Sunday.
“An IndiGo flight, which was going from Surat to Kolkata, was diverted to Bhopal and made an emergency landing due to technical reason today,” the Director of Bhopal Airport said.
IndiGo Surat-Kolkata flight today was diverted to Bhopal as a precaution after the pilot felt a momentary foul odour. The aircraft is currently under inspection at Bhopal. The passengers accommodated on another aircraft: IndiGo airlines— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2021
He added that no one was injured in the incident the flight landed safely at the airport with 172 passengers on board.
Meanwhile, IndiGo has announced Leh as its 63rd domestic destination and the airline will operate daily direct flights between Delhi and Leh effective February 22, 2021
The bookings for the daily Delhi-Leh flights have already begun, the airline said in a press release.
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to begin expansion of our domestic network beyond the pre-covid levels. This will also be our first destination amongst the seven regional stations we announced recently. We are working towards enhancing regional connectivity, which will not only increase access but also promote domestic trade and tourism in the country.”
Kumar further added, “IndiGo is committed to providing an affordable, on-time, safe and hassle-free travel experience on board our lean clean flying machine”.