Domestic flights to operate with 75% capacity: Hardeep Singh Puri

Domestic flights to operate with 75% capacity: Hardeep Singh Puri

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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.

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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.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Oct 08, 2020