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IndiGo denies reports of cancellation of its flights, blames media for spreading misinformation
India's largest and one of the low-cost airlines IndiGo has denied reports that it had cancelled 84 of its flights due to engine defects on its Airbus A320 Neo aircraft.

Issuing a statement on Friday, IndiGo airlines rubbished such reports and said that a section of media was spreading misinformation.

The statement said, "There is misleading information being spread by a section of media on IndiGo's flight cancellations."

The airline also clarified that they had prepared the schedule months ago.

"Our schedule had already been planned in the month of June on the non-availability of the aircraft for the month of July, August and September. No new flight cancellations have been made. The affected passengers have already been accommodated with suitable options," says the statement.

Due to ongoing problems with engines made by American manufacturer Pratt and Whitney which is owned by United Technologies, IndiGo and its rival GoAir have been facing delays in receiving jets from Airbus.

Earlier this month, IndiGo said that it had received a compensation from Pratt & Whitney as the manufacturer is struggling to improve the equipment used in air engines that power Airbus SE's new A320 Neo jets.

IndiGo is the largest individual Asian low-cost carrier in terms of jet fleet size and passengers carried. The airline is the eighth largest carrier in the Asian continent which carried over 41 million passengers in 2016.

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