IndiGo says systems down, likely to hit operations; flyers take to Twitter to raise concerns

IndiGo, owned by Interglobe Aviation Ltd, is the country’s largest carrier with a nearly 50% share of the domestic market.

Reuters November 04, 2019 13:22:45 IST
IndiGo says systems down, likely to hit operations; flyers take to Twitter to raise concerns
  • Travellers affected by the outage took to Twitter to raise concerns

  • IndiGo's outage comes as dozens of flights face delays or cancellations on Monday due to a decline in visibility because of hazardous air pollution shrouding New Delhi

  • Interglobe Aviation's shares had risen 0.3%, while shares in rival airline SpiceJet were down 2%

Bengaluru: India’s largest airline IndiGo said its systems were down across the network since Monday morning, and that it expects operations at airports to be impacted as a result.

“All efforts are being made to resolve the issue at the earliest,” IndiGo said in a statement.

IndiGo says systems down likely to hit operations flyers take to Twitter to raise concerns

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IndiGo, owned by Interglobe Aviation Ltd, is the country’s largest carrier with a nearly 50 percent share of the domestic market.

Travellers affected by the outage took to Twitter to raise concerns.

“IndiGo says systems down and huge queues till outside the main entrance gates in Mumbai T2,” one user with the handle @Sathyantweets tweeted, referring to Terminal 2 at Mumbai’s airport. “Chaos. No one knows when it will be resolved.”

IndiGo’s outage comes as dozens of flights face delays or cancellations on Monday, according to reports, due to a decline in visibility because of hazardous air pollution shrouding New Delhi, home to India’s busiest airport.

Interglobe Aviation’s shares had risen 0.3 percent by 1215 local time in Mumbai, while shares in rival airline SpiceJet Ltd were down 2 percent.

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