Airlines can operate domestic flights without any capacity restriction from Oct 18: Govt
NEW DELHI :
AIRLINES can operate domestic flights without any capacity restriction from October 18 onwards, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday keeping in mind the “passenger demand for air travel”.
The carriers have been operating 85 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic services since September 18, according to the Ministry’s order. The capacity cap stood at 72.5 per cent between August 12 and September 18, 65 per cent between July 5 and August 12 and 50 per cent between June 1 and July 5. On October 9, the Indian carriers operated 2,340 domestic flights, which is 71.5 per cent of their total pre-COVID capacity.