Aviation regulator DGCA has temporarily suspended SpiceJet’s licence for the transportation of ‘dangerous goods’ for alleged violations, according to sources.
The suspension is for 30 days, and during this period, SpiceJet will not be allowed to carry dangerous goods, including lithium-ion batteries, on its domestic as well as international flights, the sources told PTI on Friday.
When contacted, a SpiceJet spokesperson did not directly mention the suspension.
The airline said there was a “minor issue” with a package being declared as a “non-dangerous goods” by a shipper, who has been blacklisted.
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) rules, dangerous goods are articles or substances that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment.
“The DGCA has suspended SpiceJet’s licence for dangerous goods for 30 days allegedly for violating norms involved in the handling of such cargo,” one of the sources said.