While a Delhi-bound flight was delayed on Saturday for more than four hours, another flight to Patna faced an eight-hour delay on Friday. Incidentally, another Bangalore-Delhi flight was diverted to Nagpur after an "emergency" landing was made due to technical glitches.
The Mumbai to Chennai flight (SG-611) had to return to Mumbai due to technical glitches later in the morning, an airline spokesperson said. The plane took off for Chennai after the issue was rectified, the official said.
SpiceJet flight SG-611, which departed from Mumbai's Chhatrapapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport for Chennai around 7.30 am, returned to the city airport due to a mid-air technical glitch after being airborne for about 16 minutes.
Jet has offered to offload between 32.1 per cent to 75 per cent stake to an eligible investor after evaluating all bids. Till now, the lenders have received expression of interest (EoI) from four-five parties. The process is expected to conclude by May 10.
The move is aimed at augmenting capacity in the domestic markets, especially on regional routes, following the near collapse of Jet Airways, which has resulted in massive surge in airfares besides mismatch in demand and supply amid peak travel season.
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.