Flight operations, load factor remain absolutely normal, says SpiceJet

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Aircraft occupancy or passenger load factor (PLF) of SpiceJet on 30 and 31 July was 81 percent and 82.4 percent respectively, reported IANS.

The airline on Monday said that all its flights departed on time, as per the schedule and there have been no cancellations.

SpiceJet flight operations remain absolutely normal. “All our flights departed on time, as per schedule today, and there have been no cancellations. We are operating with excellent loads and the daily ticket bookings remain strong. Our load factor on July 30th and 31st was 81% and 82.4% respectively,” said the airline spokesperson.

“SpiceJet is grateful for the continued confidence reposed by our passengers and travel partners and we are confident of scaling up our operations and addressing any concern that the regulator may have, on priority,” said the spokesperson on Monday, as per the report.

Recently, aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation received requests from the lessor for the deregistration of three aircrafts of budget carrier Spicejet. Leasing firm Awas Ireland Limited filed the requests against three Boeing 737 aircraft on 29 July.

Before this, DGCA during the last week ordered SpiceJet airline to operate only 50 percent of its flights for eight weeks.

“In view of findings of various spot checks, inspections and the reply to the show-cause notice submitted by SpiceJet, for continued sustenance of safe and reliable air transport service, the number of departures of SpiceJet are restricted to 50% of the number of departures approved under summer schedule 2022 for a period of eight weeks,” said the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in an order. (IANS)

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