NEW DELHI :
Wadia Group-owned no frill carrier GoAir on Monday cancelled several flights across the country due to combination of factors, including crew shortage and low visibility amid smog across swathe of northern India, the airline said in a statement.
Protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which have affected road and railway transport, is also a reason for the flight cancellations, the airline said, adding it has initiated all possible steps to minimize inconvenience to passengers.
The flight cancellations come amid a series of snags with Pratt &Whitney (PW) powered Airbus A320 Neo planes, which make up for a large portion of GoAir's fleet.
India's largest airline IndiGo has also faced similar issues with its PW powered Airbus A320 Neo planes.
An airline spokesperson said today's cancellations are not linked to engine problems.
None of the other domestic airlines cancelled flights on Monday due to similar reasons.
"Alternate flight arrangements are being explored to minimize the impact. Free cancellation and re-booking options have been offered to all those affected," GoAir added.
The airline didn't reveal the number of flights it cancelled on Monday, but Press Trust of India reported that GoAir has cancelled 18 domestic flights from cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Patna.