Regular domestic passenger flight services have resumed from May 25 after two months of COVID lockdown in the country.
SpiceJet said on Wednesday that it will launch 21 new domestic and international flights from January 12. According to a statement issued by the company, SpiceJet will start two weekly flights between Mumbai to Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE and increase the number of trips between Delhi to Ras Al-Khaimah. According to the statement, it will start new flights from Jharsuguda in Odisha between Mumbai and Bengaluru.
According to the statement issued by the company, on the Delhi-Jharsuguda route, the company will operate the larger B737 aircraft instead of the Q400 aircraft. The company is starting the flight with additional capacity. To broaden connectivity between metro and major non-metro cities, the airlines are going to start a new aircraft. This non-stop flight with regular flights will connect Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Vijayawada.
2 months of flights stopped in lockdown
Let me tell you, regular domestic passenger flight services in the country started again from May 25. Earlier, flight services were at a standstill due to the COVID 19 lockdown for almost two months. At present, Indian carriers are allowed to operate flights with 80% capacity of pre-COVID flights.
Among the sectors that were affected most by the COVID 19 pandemic, the aviation sector is also there. Regular international flights are still not allowed in the country. International flights are being operated only through air bubble or bilateral agreement.