India’s leading private airline IndiGo has decided to temporarily halt direct services from Doha to Thiruvananthapuram and Ahmedabad from May 1, citing “commercial viability” reasons.
IndiGo already flies to six Indian destinations from Doha; Kochi, Kozhikode (both Kerala), Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The airline said it was looking for a short-term loan of Rs 10bn ($148mn) "to meet urgent working capital requirements".
IndiGo, the country's largest airline, cancelled 47 flights on its domestic network, the online edition of the Business Today magazine reported.
India's biggest airline, IndiGo, said on Friday it had grounded eight Airbus A320 neo jets, in comments that came after local media attributed the action to issues with Pratt and Whitney-made engines in the aircraft.
Indian airlines on Friday barred a lawmaker from their flights for unruly behaviour in the second case in three months against a top politician accused of abusing staff.
India's largest airline IndiGo on Tuesday announced a deal to buy 50 small planes from French manufacturer ATR as it eyes a growing domestic market for first-time flyers.