Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday informed that it is difficult to say as there is no country that has completely opened its borders for all. It depends on the availability of a vaccine as countries will feel more confident once a vaccine is there.
He further went on to inform that the future of international flights now depends on the availability of vaccine.
The minister further stated that the domestic airlines will soon be allowed to increase their capacity to 75 percent. At present, the domestic airlines are operating 65 percent capacity after it resumed operations on May 25 following a gap of two months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Puri said that there is no deadline but this can happen soon as the domestic numbers are going up adding that the pre-COVID domestic number will be achieved between Diwali and New Year.
Readers like you make Inside Northeast’s work possible
To support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism, support us HERE.
The Inside Northeast app HERE for News, Views, and Reviews from Northeast India.
Do keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast.
Copyright©2023 Living Media India Limited. For reprint rights: Syndications Today