The new carrier—it has four planes in its fleet–is currently operating with three planes. It is looking to source spare parts to repair the engine fuel pump of VT-YAC, said the sources.
An official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirmed the grounding of VT-YAC due to “unserviceable engine fuel pump”.
The airline did not respond to queries sent by ‘Business Standard’.
Akasa Air, which operated its first commercial flight on August 7, filled 52.9 per cent seats up to August 31, according to the DGCA’s data.
The DGCA data showed that Akasa Air carried 24,000 passengers on its flights in August, which gave it 0.2 per cent market share. IndiGo is the market leader as it flew 5.83 million passengers domestically, recording a market share of 57.7 per cent.