HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The aviation ministry mentioned that they have decided to restore the scheduled domestic air operation with effect from October 18, 2021, without any capacity restriction
  • The decision has been taken amid the rising demand for air travel by the passenger
  • Since September 18, domestic airlines were operating at 85 percent capacity due to COVID-19 protocols

Today, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation announced that domestic flights will commence operating at full capacity from October 18. The decision has been taken amid the rising demand for air travel by the passenger.

In a statement released by the ministry, it was mentioned that they have decided to restore the scheduled domestic air operation with effect from October 18, 2021, without any capacity restriction. “We have decided after a review of the current status of scheduled domestic operations viz-a-viz passenger demand for air travel,” the statement read.

Since September 18, domestic airlines were operating at 85 percent capacity due to COVID-19 protocols. Previously, due to the second wave of the global pandemic, the aviation ministry was forced to limit the domestic flights to operate at 50 percent capacity between June 1 and July 5. After this, it was relaxed to 65 percent up to August 12. Lastly, the ministry eased the limit to 72.5 percent between August 12 and September 18.

The lower daily new infections per capita have prompted the Central and state governments to ease restrictions in a bid to revive the economy. The nationwide vaccination drive has also helped to keep the fresh Covid-19 cases in check and let businesses reopen and commence their operation.

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