New Delhi, 10th March 2023: According to SpiceJet both aircraft are being returned in the “most efficient and consensual manner possible” after the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) deregistered the two Boeing 737-800 aircraft this month.
Following this, SpiceJet’s shares dropped by around 1% to settle at Rs. 35.20 per share on the BSE on Friday.
Meanwhile, a SpiceJet official told PTI that the two planes’ return won’t affect the airline’s operations.
On March 6 and March 9, respectively, the DGCA deregistered VT-SZK and VT-SYA, according to notices posted on the regulator’s website.
In a statement released on Friday, the SpiceJet spokesperson stated, “The second aircraft is being returned because of some engine problems with the lessor, whereas one of the aircraft is grounded for an extended period and was supposed to be returned earlier. Consensually, both airplanes are being returned in the most effective way possible. No effect will be felt on how we conduct business.”