DGCA Ban on Spicejet: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the ban on Spicejet till October 29. Airlines will now operate with 50 per cent flights till October 29, 2022. Also, the DGCA noted that there has been a significant reduction in the number of security incidents.
On July 27, the DGCA banned 50 percent of SpiceJet flights for 8 weeks, taking action due to persistent technical glitches. The DGCA had said that the airlines will be kept under additional surveillance for these 8 weeks.
The company is operating with only 50 aircraft
Issuing the order, the DGCA said that if SpiceJet Airline wants more than 50 per cent flights in future, it will have to prove that He has the capacity to carry this extra weight. Spicejet company has a total of 90 aircraft. However, after the DGCA order, the company is able to operate only 50 aircraft.
80 files sent on leave
This decision has also affected the financial condition of the airline company Spice Jet. According to media reports, the company has sent 80 of its pilots on unpaid leave. Recently, after the DGCA’s crackdown on Spygate, its financial position has deteriorated. SpiceJet has decided to send 80 pilots on leave without pay for three months. Citing sources, the report said that among the pilots on leave without pay, 40 pilots are from aircraft number B737 and 40 pilots are from Q400.
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