Monday, May 25, 2020

India resumes flight services, but passengers harried

New Delhi/Mumbai: After some initial hiccups, India on Monday resumed domestic passenger flight services, exactly two months after these operations were suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Barring just Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, domestic flight services resumed across most states in the country, although with limited operations.

Marking the occasion, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri shared a live image of India''s airspace with flight movements on Twitter.

In the tweet, Puri said: "Indians soar in the skies again! A beautiful live capture from #flightradar24 shows how our skies look busy again as domestic civil aviation recommences in India from today."

Industry insiders pointed out that majority of bookings were for flights between metro cities, due to the "pent-up demand".

Furthermore, airlines reported healthy load factors and expected passenger count levels.

An AI spokesperson told IANS: "Our experience of operating numerous evacuation flights since January 31 along with repatriation services for foreigners and now Vande Bharat ferry operations gives us a unique experience in operating domestic flight services during the new normal of Covid-19."

"We are the only airline with such a huge experience in handling flight operations during this pandemic."
25/05/20 IANS/Outlook

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