Indigo said that around 30 aircrafts 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 carrier had 279 aircrafts in its fleet. It operates more than 1,600 daily flights and currently flies to 100 destinations, including 26 international ones.
The carrier has a domestic market share of more than 57 per cent. On November 1, aviation consultancy firm CAPA said that more than 75 planes of Indian carriers are currently grounded due to maintenance and engine-related issues.
These planes, which account for around 10-12 per cent of the Indian fleet, are grounded due to maintenance or engine-related issues. “These will have a significant impact on financials in the second half,” CAPA had said in its India Mid-Year Outlook 2023.