Flight Cancelled Due To “Technical Reasons” Last Year? Join The Club ‘Cuz 1,170 Others Were Also Cancelled Says DGCA

by Tooba Shaikh
Flight Cancelled Due To “Technical Reasons” Last Year? Join The Club ‘Cuz 1,170 Others Were Also Cancelled Says DGCA

If you’re a person who travels regularly by plane, you know that flight delays and cancellations are an all too common occurrence. It can be extremely disappointing when you’ve lugged all your stuff all the way from your home to the airport only to find out that your flight has been cancelled. Even if you were informed in advance about the cancellation, it can still be extremely disappointing and disheartening to read or hear the words “flight cancelled.”

Flight Cancelled: 1,171 Cancellations Due To Technical Reasons

According to some data recently revealed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which is the regulatory body of civil aviation in India, over a thousand flights were cancelled in the last year. The reasons for cancelling these flights have all been related to technical issues.

This information was provided by the DGCA as a written response by VK Singh. He is the Minister of State for Civil Aviation and the response was submitted to the Rajya Sabha. These details are provided to the DGCA by the airlines whose flights were cancelled in order to justify the cancellation of flights.

A total of 1,171 flights were called off by a plethora of airlines, all of whom cited technical issues as their reason. This number is almost as much as the number of flights that were cancelled in 2020 when the global coronavirus pandemic was at its peak. In 2020, a total of 1,481 flights were cancelled due to technical reasons. In 2021, the number of flights cancelled due to technical issues was just 931.

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DGCA Ensures The Upkeep Of Aircraft Is Up To Code

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VK Singh, in the parliament, also mentioned that it is ultimately the responsibility of the airlines to make sure that the aircraft that is about to go on a voyage is in perfect and functional condition so that no danger can befall the crew or the passengers traversing in the plane.

He also went on to mention that the DGCA will continue to make sure that all the airlines are complying with the standardised code by various methods like spot checks, surveillance, etc.

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