Air India cancels some domestic flights due to airspace restrictions due to Republic Day

The airline said that in view of the Indian Air Force’s Republic Day preparations, airspace will be restricted for about three hours per day for a week till the 74th Republic Day. Due to this some domestic flights will be affected.

Air India domestic flights to be affected (File)

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Tata Group the owner Air India Air India on Friday said it will cancel some domestic flights and reschedule some international flights this month due to airspace restrictions in the national capital. On the other hand, IndiGo said that due to updating all its systems on January 14, its website, app and call center services will be affected for around six hours.

According to the airline, in view of the Indian Air Force’s Republic Day preparations, airspace will be restricted for about three hours daily for a week leading up to the 74th Republic Day. A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued for the morning hours of January 19-24 and January 26.

AI has no impact on international flights

The statement issued said, “Air India will either delay or move forward by one hour in international operations. This will affect international flight operations from five stations LHR (London), IAD (Dulles), EWR (Newark), KTM (Kathmandu) and BKK (Bangkok). No international flight operations have been canceled during this period.”

Indigo service disrupted for 6 hours

On the other hand, the country’s largest airline IndiGo had its website, app and call center services affected for around six hours as it updated all its systems on January 14. IndiGo has a fleet of 300 aircraft. The company operates more than 1,600 daily flights connecting 102 domestic and international destinations.

Information issued by the airline said, “All our systems will be updated on January 14, 2023. Due to this, our website, app and call center services will be affected from 12:30 AM to 6:30 AM (India Time). This information was informed in a notification sent to customers on Friday.

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