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Thursday, 18 December 2014

SpiceJet resumes operations, pays cash to buy jet fuel

NEW DELHI: Troubled airline SpiceJet on Thursday resumed operations after being forced to cancel over 150 flights with oil marketing companies refusing to refuel its planes forcing the budget carrier to pay Rs three crore last evening to buy jet fuel. 

"So far, the operations are going as scheduled," airport sources said, as the airline flew at least five flights out of Delhi till 10.00am to Mumbai, Jaipur, Port Blair, Kochi and Varanasi. 

All the airline's flights were grounded for about ten hours on Wednesday before it made part payment of Rs three crore to oil companies enabling it to partly resume operations. Of the 243 listed flights, it claimed to have operated 75 across the country after 4.00pm on Wednesday.