The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered a probe after an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Vadodara was diverted to Jaipur on Thursday night as a precautionary measure following vibrations in the engine for a fraction of a second.
An alternate aircraft was arranged for the onward journey of the passengers.
The IndiGo spokesperson said, “An IndiGo flight 6E-859, operating between Delhi and Vadodara was diverted to Jaipur on 14 July 2022.”
During the last six days, a sizeable number of the airline’s aircraft maintenance technicians have gone on sick leaves to protest against their low salaries and demand restoration of salaries that were slashed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
IndiGo’s statement read, “As a responsible employer, IndiGo is in constant dialogue with its employees to take care of any issues or grievances. The aviation industry has undergone a difficult phase over the last 24 months. As business recovers, we are in the process of addressing some of the issues related to employee remuneration. This is an ongoing activity and we will continue to take employee feedback in the process.”
“Meanwhile, our operations continue to be normal, while we add several new destinations to our network and look forward to welcoming customers from across India and the world,” it added.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated that they are closely monitoring the situation that arose after airline maintenance technicians went on mass sick leave.