The checks led to the flight getting take-off clearance for the second time before the caution light reappeared, after which the aircraft was grounded for maintenance work at Nagpur airport, said an IndiGo official.
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Differences between co-founders of the airline — Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal — came into the open after the latter sought intervention of markets regulator Sebi to address alleged corporate governance lapses on July 8.
Spicejet, now the second-largest domestic carrier, added 30 planes — mostly Boeing 737s — taking its operational fleet strength to 95. Jet Airways suspended all operations on April 17 due to financial crisis.
IndiGo, India’s largest airline by domestic market share, extended its lead during the quarter due to the fall of Jet Airways that caused a sudden capacity crunch in the aviation industry leading to an uptick in fares and increase in yields for airlines.
Domestic airlines have reported the number of technical snags they have experienced. Of them all, IndiGo's numbers jump out, because it first reported 340 odd snags and when rivals reported the number suspect, it was revised to over 14,000 snags.