DGCA scales down SpiceJet flights by half

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered SpiceJet not to fly more than 50% of its scheduled flights for the next eight weeks following a show-cause notice it served on the airline for “degraded” safety. The move will not impact its operations as it had already steeply cut down its flights.

Experts call the order an “eyewash” as the airline was already flying much less than the flights approved by the safety regulator for the summer schedule.