Indigo on Monday said that around 30 aircraft are grounded due to “ supply chain disruptions” and the country’s largest airline is evaluating wet leasing of planes and other options to boost operations.
At the end of September, the world’s seventh largest in terms of daily departures- 279 aircraft in its fleet. It operates more than 1, 600 daily flights and currently flies to over 100 destinations, including 26 international destinations.
Thirty aircraft are on the ground due to supply chain disruptions, confirmed an Indigo spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that globally, the aviation industry continues to face significant supply chain disruptions. “While it is our immediate priority to deploy adequate capacity to serve our customers, we’re actively engaged with our OEM partners to work on mitigation measures that should ensure the continuity of our network operations.”
The airline is looking at slowing down redeliveries through lease extensions, exploring re-induction of the aircraft into the fleet, and evaluating the wet lease options within the regulatory guidelines.