India's IndiGo to cut number of flights in February, March

Published : 08:55, Feb 14, 2019 | Updated : 08:58, Feb 14, 2019

Women spread fryums for drying on a rooftop as an IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320-200 aircraft moves on the runway after landing at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/FilesIndia's IndiGo Airlines, the country's largest domestic carrier, said on Wednesday it would cut the number of flights it operates by 2 percent in February due to bad weather.

The Interglobe Aviation-owned company will also reduce some flights in March as a "proactive measure", it said in a statement.

The airline told the country's aviation regulator it had cancelled 49 flights on Wednesday.

IndiGo, India's largest airline by fleet size and number of passengers, cancelled the flights as a precautionary measure as it experienced bad weather, it said in a statement.

"This resulted in extended duty times which then made it necessary to re-roster our crew," IndiGo said.

IndiGo said it has informed all its passengers about the move in advance, and that its operations would be normalized by March 31.