The regulator thereby advised airlines to not book passengers beyond the serviceable seats, meeting the approved design specification available in the aircraft, released for scheduled services.
The airline intends to restart commercial flight operations in the July-September quarter.
Post the incident, the airline's Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta had said in a statement that after having reviewed the matter, IndiGo is of the view that it made the best possible decision under difficult circumstances.
The airport where the highest number of workers (nine workers) failed the alcohol tests between January 2021 and March 2022 was the Mumbai airport, which has been under control of the Adani Group since July last year.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing this incident and it will take appropriate action, he said.
SpiceJet is the only Indian airline that has the Max aircraft in its fleet.
None of the passengers or crew members were injured, they said, adding that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started an investigation.
Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23, 2020, following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Amid allegations of maintenance lapses, the airline said that it has put in place strict pre- and post-flight checks to ensure complete safety of the passengers and the aircraft.
Cabin crew, who are well dressed and well groomed according to uniform standards and regulations, present a positive and professional image of the airline, the order stated.
In its preliminary report, the DGCA noted that on January 7, two IndiGo flights 6E 455 (Bengaluru to Kolkata) and 6E 246 (Bengaluru to Bhubaneswar) were involved in breach of separation at Bangaluru airport.
Officials of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the two IndiGo planes -- 6E455 (Bengaluru to Kolkata) and 6E246 (Bengaluru to Bhubaneswar) -- were involved in 'breach of separation' at Bengaluru airport.
This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flight specifically approved by the DGCA, it mentioned.
Earlier, India had decided to allow resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services from December 15. However, the government said there will be a calibrated resumption of operations from the countries recognised as "at risk" by the Union Health Ministry.
India has formed air bubble pacts with approximately 28 countries, including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France.
Odisha Youth Congress on Friday demonstrated in front of the DGCA office in New Delhi before submitting a memorandum against privatisation of Bhubaneswar Airport
Maximum penalty under Drone Rules, 2021 reduced to Rs 1 lakh. This shall, however, not apply to penalties in respect of violation of other laws. Also, Drone corridors will be developed for cargo deliveries.
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