India's air safety watchdog extends restriction on SpiceJet

FILE PHOTO: A SpiceJet Boeing 737 passenger aircraft takes off from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India's air safety watchdog on Wednesday said it was extending a restriction on Indian budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd's flight departures until Oct. 29.

The airline will be allowed to fly only 50% of scheduled departures until then.

(Reporting by Meenakshi Maidas in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)