Indigo pulls out of pvt airlines' strike on Aug 18

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New Delhi, Aug 2: IndiGo Airlines on Saturday, Aug 1 said that it will not take part in the strike on Aug 18 with other seven major private carriers to protest on high jet fuel prices and taxes.

The decision came after the government warned of 'appropriate action' against those who disrupt the schedule.

IndiGO Airlines President Aditya Ghosh in a statement said, "IndiGo appreciates the sentiments expressed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation that it understands the problems faced by the Indian aviation industry and that we should all engage in a dialogue with the ministry."

Earlier on Saturday, Aug 1, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said that government cannot be expected to extend financial help to loss-making private carriers but he did offer to talk with them.

He also said, "The Government reiterates its advice to private airlines against suspending operations on Aug 18." and warned that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation could 'take appropriate action' to protect fliers' interest.

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