In response to the challenges of the skies, FlyBig Airlines, a regional carrier, is steering through the turbulence with determination.
The temporary suspension of operations in Arunachal Pradesh, driven by supply chain intricacies and lessor concerns in the face of industry-wide upheavals, has prompted FlyBig Airlines’ CEO, Sanjay Mandavia, to issue a rallying cry for swift action.
The company stated today’s statement not only delves into the complexities of the current aviation landscape but also underscores FlyBig Airlines’ resolute commitment to promptly navigating and resolving the air connectivity crisis in Arunachal Pradesh.
The decision to temporarily suspend operations is rooted in the dynamic interplay of challenges within the supply chain and the hesitancy of lessors amidst the current state of the Indian aviation sector. Recognizing the inconvenience caused to our passengers and the consequential impact on vital air connectivity to the region, FlyBig Airlines is poised to address and overcome these challenges with agility and resilience.
Sanjay Mandavia, CEO at Flybig has stated that “We’ve had to pause our operations temporarily due to aircraft power plant component supply chain problems and concerns raised by our lessors in response to India’s major airline challenges. However, he reassured FlyBig Airlines’ passengers and the community in Arunachal Pradesh that efforts are on to address these issues and return to normal.
FlyBig Airlines has taken a decisive step to keep essential aerial services running for Arunachal Pradesh’s residents by deploying 19-seater Twin Otter aircraft on the disrupted routes connecting Tezu and Hollongi with Guwahati and Rupsi. This provisional action is implemented to fill the void until a new aircraft is obtained, with the aim to return to regular service by the first week of January, 2024”.The company stated FlyBig Airlines is actively engaged with relevant authorities, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), to navigate the current operational challenges. The airline is working diligently to resolve issues with its lessors and is committed to finding sustainable solutions for continued operations in India.