IndiGo revises snags data; number soars to 14,628 from 340
Earlier in March, Aviation minister Jayant Sinha had told the Rajya Sabha that airlines in India reported 24,791 defects in 2017. Of these, IndiGo, with a fleet of 151 aircrafts by end of 2017, reported 340 snags, which were lower than those reported by GoAir, Vistara and AirAsia with fleet sizes (at the end of 2017) of 32, 17 and 14 aircrafts, respectively.
IndiGo revised the number of snags more than 40 times it initially reported to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in 2017, after rival airlines questioned the figures that it had provided as being too low. Image source: Reuters