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India to serve show-cause notice to four airlines over violations at Goa

13-Apr-2011 11:04 AM

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated it would serve show-cause notices to four domestic carriers — GoAir, Kingfisher, Jet Airways and JetLite — for violating curfew at Goa Dabolim Airport (Hindustan Times/PTI, 12-Apr-2011). “Despite our warnings to respect the curfew hours, some airlines have violated this directive. They will have to pay for it. We will take action”, DGCA Director General EK Bharat Bhushan said. DGCA has also directed these airlines to de-roster the cabin crew involved in the flight operation. DGCA issued a NOTAM (notice to airmen) last week that two critical landing aids would not be functional for eight hours per day (between 09:00 and 13:00 and 15:00 and 19:00) between 04-Apr-2011 and 30-Apr-2011. Meanwhile, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), representing Air India pilots, has complained to the regulator that the carrier was still conducting operations at the airport during the restricted hours.