Source: Website of Ministry of Aviation
Comments from IndiGo have been sought and are awaited.
In the past few months, crew discontent has been brewing among IndiGo over the ongoing pandemic wage cuts. To be sure, the post-Omicron revival in domestic traffic has been sharply impacted by rising fuel prices that have forced airlines to increase airfares.
On July 2, 2022, several IndiGo flights were delayed while waiting for the cabin crew. Data from the ministry shows that 2,591 domestic and 46 international flights operated on Saturday. Timely performance of various airlines on Saturday was: AirAsia India 98.3%, GoFirst 88%, Vistara 86.3%, SpiceJet 80.4% and Air India 77.1%. IndiGo was at a low of 45.2%, possibly its worst figure ever.
“A large number of cabin crew members were on leave. It almost saw mass holiday OTP Drowning,” the sources said.