The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked private airline SpiceJet to stop offering cheap fares immediately, saying it is predatory tariff that may harm the aviation industry.
In a late night development, the aviation regulator sent a directive to the airline after it launched a sale on Tuesday allowing passengers to book seats for prices ranging from `1 to `1,499.
“The director general is satisfied that SpiceJet has established a predatory tariff ranging from `1 to `1,499 inclusive of fuel charge which violates the provisions contained in the sub-rules. Therefore SpiceJet is hereby directed to stop offering such tariffs with immediate effect and comply with the direction,” DGCA wrote to SpiceJet.
DGCA said it is an attempt to deceive the travelling public and comes under the category of malpractices which will distort the civil aviation market.