Monday, May 25, 2020

Action Returns To Indian Skies With 532 Flights, 39,231 Passengers In One-day: Aviation Minister

After resuming air operations on Monday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that action has returned to Indian skies with 532 flights & 39,231 passengers in one day.

“With Andhra Pradesh set to resume operations from tomorrow & West Bengal from 28 May, these numbers are all set to increase further,” Puri said.

After complete lockdown for over two months, air operations resumed on Monday with one-third of total strength.

According to reports, over 80 flights were cancelled and many passengers complained that they were not informed about the cancellation of these flights.

Meanwhile, India’s largest airlines IndiGo, in a press statement, has informed that its flight operations would support more than 20,000 passengers every day.

“IndiGo operations ran smoothly and as of today afternoon, 85% of our flights have reached their final destination within 30 minutes of scheduled arrival time. There were no major delays or any other disruptions,” the press statement said.

Talking about its daily flight status, it said that the airline plans on flying more than 200 daily flights until May 31, 2020.

“Our customers can be assured that any flight that is on sale during this period is compliant to the latest Covid-19 guidelines issued yesterday night by different states,” the press statement said.

The airline claims that its schedule takes into account those airports which would open on a later date due to certain constraints imposed by the respective state governments.
25/05/20 Outlook

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