The limit for the number of domestic flights operated by an Indian airline has been increased from 60 per cent of the Covid-19 East to 70 per cent. Union Minister of Civil Aviation (Civil Aviation) Hardeep Singh Puri gave this information on Wednesday. On September 2, the city aviation ministry said that due to the current Coronavirus epidemic, Indian Airlines can operate 60 per cent of the maximum domestic passenger flights of Covid-19 East. On 29 October, it was clarified that the 60 per cent limit would remain till 24 February 2021 or until further orders.
Number of passengers also increased
Puri tweeted on Wednesday that domestic operations started on May 25 with 30 thousand passengers and has reached 2.06 lakh on 8 November 2020. He said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation is now increasing its operations to domestic airlines from the present 60 per cent to 70 per cent of the sanctioned capacity of Covid-19.
The ministry resumed domestic passenger services from May 25. This was done after a gap of two months of the lockdown imposed due to Coronavirus. However, airlines were not allowed to operate more than 33 per cent of domestic flights to the Covid-19 East.
On 26 June it was increased to 45 per cent and on 2 September it was further increased to 60 per cent.
Limit on airfares will continue
Explain that the upper and lower limits of airfares on domestic flights will remain in force for three months after November 24. Hardeep Singh Puri had informed about this on Thursday. The ministry first introduced the upper and lower limits of air fares through seven bands on May 21 to August 24. It was classified according to travel time. Later it was increased to 24 November. Puri had said that scheduled domestic flights will reach Covid-19’s earlier levels by the end of this year.