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'Abundant caution': Regulator extends cap on SpiceJet flights till Oct 29

Airline will have to demonstrate that it has the resources to fly more planes and it will continue under DGCA's 'enhanced surveillance'


SpiceJet posted a net loss of Rs 789 crore in April-June quarter of FY 2023 due to high fuel prices and a weaker rupee

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
SpiceJet will continue flying 50 per cent of its flights for another month, said the aviation regulator on Wednesday as a "matter of abundant caution".

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) capped SpiceJet’s flights on July 27 for eight weeks after safety violations. Its new order will not affect schedules as the airline is anyway operating less than 50 per cent of flights for the summer schedule.

“Whereas the review has indicated that there is an appreciable reduction in the number of safety incidents. However as a matter of abundant caution the competent authority has decided that the restriction

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 7:10 PM IST

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