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In an affidavit filed before SC, DGCA said that passengers will get full refunds if they don't avail the credit shells offered to them by airlines till 31 March 2021.
The aviation regulator Friday asked IndiGo to take action after mediapersons flouted safety protocols, including taking videos, in its flight with Kangana Ranaut on board.
The DGCA pointed to several issues from the incident, including photography within the aircraft, violating social distancing norms and unruly behaviour.
The Supreme Court referred to a recent affidavit filed before it by DGCA that said tickets booked for travel during the lockdown period will be refunded.
Passengers will be refunded in full for tickets bought between 25 March and 3 May, domestic carriers given the option of offering a credit shell.
The aviation regulator will be auditing SpiceJet and Air India in the first phase. The exercise involves obtaining and analysing data from flights to improve their future operations.
Two Air India pilot unions said the remarks on news channels by DGCA chief Arun Kumar reveal his 'total lack of technical knowledge'.
The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder will help in finding the cause of the accident, a DGCA official said.
The show-cause notice noted cracks and excessive rubber deposits along the runway on which the AI Express plane crashed Friday, killing at least 18 people.
This restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.