New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday issued notices to low cost carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir for allegedly flouting payload restriction norms while flying to Jammu and Patna, where the airports have short runways, and warned them of stopping their operations if they continued to carry full load of passengers.
The three airlines were issued notices after the aviation regulator found them violating air-safety norms by carrying full flights to these two airports where they should fly with about 20 per cent less load, sources said.
The Indian aviation regulator, whose officials carried out real-time checks on the flights of these airlines to the two cities, asked the three airlines to report back by Saturday evening that they would not fly a fully-occupied aircraft and to rectify the deficiencies.
The DGCA, after examining the records of these airlines for 15 days, found they were carrying 170-180 passengers, instead of 150-155 as laid down in the Standard Operating Procedures for airports with smaller runways.
Meanwhile, according to news agency reports, the spokespersons for the three airlines refused to comment on the matter.