The global supply chain faced major difficulties over the recent years following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the affected include engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney which resulted in the manufacturer’s unavailability to supply parts to airlines.
This resulted in over 50 aircraft belonging to IndiGo and GoFirst being grounded. IndiGo first reported problems with servicing engines back in December 2022.
Although airlines did not officially disclose the number of grounded aircraft; in total it is reported that 108 aircraft belonging to Air India, Air India Express, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Go First and Vistara are grounded.
Although as of February the second highest number of tourists arrived in the Maldives from India, Indian carriers have been canceling multiple flights to the Maldives over the last few weeks where as Maldivian has increased flight frequency to two of its Indian destinations; Trivandrum and Cochin.