Saturday, May 30, 2020

513 domestic flights carrying 39,969 passengers flew in India on Friday: Hardeep Puri

New Delhi: A total of 513 domestic flights carrying 39,969 passengers were operated in India on Friday, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.
Domestic services resumed in India after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus lockdown. Indian carriers have operated a total of 1,827 flights till Thursday - 428 on Monday, 445 on Tuesday, 460 on Wednesday and 494 on Thursday.
Puri said on Twitter on Saturday: "Day 5. 29th May till 2359 hrs. Departures 513. 39,969 passengers handled. Arrivals 512. 39,972 passengers handled." A departure is counted as a flight during the day.

During the pre-lockdown period, Indian airports handled around 3,000 daily domestic flights, aviation industry sources said.

In February, when the lockdown was not imposed, around 4.12 lakh passengers travelled daily through domestic flights in India, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data.

Airports in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu have been allowed to handle a restricted number of daily flights as these states do not want a huge influx of flyers amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases.
While domestic services resumed in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, they restarted in West Bengal on Thursday.
30/05/20 PTI/Times of India

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  1. What about laptops? Are the allowed in cabin or checked in baggage

  2. Is quarantine is necessary? It is not the condition at the time of booking?

  3. Do they refund full money if someone cancels due to quarantine etc