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DGCA lifts ban on SpiceJet, will operate more than 50% flights from October 30

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Good news for SpiceJet before Diwali.
From October 30, it will start operating more than 50 percent of its flights.
On July 27, the DGCA had imposed various restrictions on SpiceJet.

New Delhi. There is good news for the airline company SpiceJet, which is facing many difficulties. Actually, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has lifted the ban on Spiget. After the completion of the 3-month ban, the company will start operating more than 50 percent of its flights from October 30.

Due to various technical glitches during the flight, the DGCA had imposed various restrictions on SpiceJet on July 27. 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 of the summer program of the aircraft after which the winter program will start.

Announcement to operate 3,193 flights every week from 30 October
The winter flight program is scheduled to start from October 30. In such a situation, the time has come for SpiceJet to get rid of these restrictions and it has announced to operate 3,193 flights every week from 30 October. This number will be 6.6 per cent more than the flights operated by SpiceJet in last year’s winter schedule.

DGCA gave permission
SpiceJet has been given permission by the aviation regulator to operate more than 50 percent of the flights from October 30. Told DGCA chief Arun Kumar on Saturday that during the summer program, this airline was allowed to operate only 50 percent of the flights.

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However, he clarified that this time all kinds of precautionary measures are being taken to prevent any disturbances in the flights operated by SpiceJet. “We will ensure that things remain under control,” Kumar said.

The company has been in discussion due to technical glitches
SpiceJet has been in the news for the past several months due to technical glitches during continuous flights. Recently, on October 12, a SpiceJet flight from Goa had to make an emergency landing at 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.

As far as the winter schedule is concerned, this time the DGCA has given permission to the 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.

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