The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has announced to extend the restrictions on SpiceJet, and now the airline will continue to operate 50 percent of its departure until 29 October 2022. The Indian aviation watchdog implemented restrictions on the airline following the increasing number of technical snags on July 27, 2022. At the time, the restrictions were supposed to be for eight weeks, which DGCA has extended now. It is to be noted that the restrictions on the airline were implemented under rule 19A of the Aircraft Rules, 1937. They also mentioned that the restrictions on the airline are being extended as a matter of “abundant caution”.
The order from DGCA extending the restrictions read, “The review has indicated that there is an appreciable reduction in number of safety incidents. However, as a matter of abundant caution, the competent authority has decided that the restriction as imposed in the order dated 27 07 2022 shall continue to be in force until the end of the summer schedule on 29.10.2022, in accordance with the powers conferred under rule 19A of the Aircraft Rules, 1937.”