- SpiceJet’s ban in July ends on October 29
- On July 27, the DGCA had imposed various restrictions on SpiceJet.
- Has announced to operate 3,193 flights every week from 30 October
Trains and airlines are full of passengers during Diwali or Chhath. But from October 30, passengers can get some relief in the matter of air service. In fact, the ban imposed in July on SpiceJet, which is facing all the troubled domestic airlines, ends on October 29. Airline SpiceJet, which is facing many difficulties, will start operating more than 50 percent of its flights from October 30 after the completion of the three-month ban. In such a situation, passengers will be able to get the benefit of additional flights on some routes.
The ban was imposed on 27 July
The Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had imposed various restrictions on SpiceJet on July 27 due to various technical glitches during the flight. These include instructions to SpiceJet to operate with 50 percent capacity. Later, the deadline for this ban was extended till October 29. This is the last date for the summer program of the aircraft, after which the winter program will begin.
3,193 additional flights will be available every week
The winter flight schedule is scheduled to start from October 30. In such a situation, the time has come for SpiceJet to get rid of these restrictions and has announced to operate 3,193 flights every week from October 30. This number will be 6.6 per cent higher than the flights operated by SpiceJet in last year’s winter schedule. SpiceJet has been given permission by DGCA to operate more than 50 percent of the flights from October 30.
SpiceJet has got strict instructions
DGCA chief Arun Kumar said the airline was allowed to operate only 50 per cent of the flights during the summer programme. However, he clarified that this time all precautionary measures are being taken to prevent any disturbances in the flights operated by SpiceJet.
Constantly presenting errors
This airline has been in the news for the past several months due to technical glitches during continuous flights. More recently, on October 12, a SpiceJet flight from Goa had to make an emergency landing at the Hyderabad airport. The plane had to make an emergency landing after there was smoke in the cabin of the plane. After this, the DGCA has directed to investigate the engine and other parts of this aircraft.
Operation of about 22 thousand flights in winter
As far as the winter schedule is concerned, this time the DGCA has given permission to airlines to operate a total of 21,941 flights every week from 105 airports across the country. This number is 1.55 percent less than the 22,287 flights a year ago.