Thursday 21 May 2020 1:03 AM UTC
New Delhi May 22: Domestic passenger flights will resume from Monday “in a calibrated manner”, the government said today.
There may be fewer flights but Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said “it is not viable” to keep middle seat vacant as ticket prices would shoot up. Sources say the government has discussed capping air fares.
Flights were stopped in late March, when the country went into lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus.
“Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday 25th May 2020.
All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May,” tweeted Mr Puri.
SOPs for passenger movement and details of flights are expected to be announced tomorrow when the minister briefs the media.
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