Bangalore: The Directorate General Of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has rejected one out of every six proposals for aircraft movements in and out of Mumbai as part of the confirmation process for the new summer schedule. As it stands, the DGCA has rejected more than 70 movements in and out of Mumbai, the bulk of which were requests for extra flights.
Kingfisher Air, with 28 requests struck down, has received the largest number of rejections, leaving it with just 70 movements into and out of Mumbai. It had made a request for 98 movements. Despite the large number of rejections, Kingfisher will have double the number of slots out of Mumbai during rush hours this summer, as compared to budget carrier Air Deccan, which has had 19 of the 54 movements applied for rejected. Air Deccan will now manage with just 35 movements.
Top domestic operator Jet Airways will operate 164 movements out of Mumbai this summer, the maximum number amongst all domestic operators, as only eight of its 172 movements were rejected.
Low-cost carrier GoAir will have 29 movements as the DGCA has struck down six of the 35 it had filed for. Other LCCs, SpiceJet and IndiGo, have had two movements each struck off and will operate 23 and 10 movements respectively out of Mumbai.
Details for Indian and Air Sahara were not immediately available.