Friday, May 01, 2020

Indian Airlines To Be Given 10 Days Notice Of Flight Resumptions

The government is planning to give airlines a ten-day notice before domestic flights resume in India. According to government sources, bookings will open ten days prior to the resumption, possibly sometime in early June. Let’s find out more about this potential plan to restart flights in India.

Government sources who spoke to Economic Times, have said that the government believes 10 days is enough for airlines to restart operations. Domestic flights will likely resume in early June, according to the sources, with no date for international flights yet. However, airlines would ideally need more time, as restarting operations is not as easy as it seems. These 10 days will set off a scramble for airlines to complete a number of essential tasks before they can return to the skies.

Airlines will need to conduct maintenance checks on their planes, many of which have been parked for weeks, to ensure their airworthiness and safety. Alongside these checks, airlines will have to plan which routes they will fly and at what frequency. This could be further complicated if the government blocks flights to certain cities due to virus concerns.

All of these steps will be driven by passenger demand. The number of planes brought into service and routes planned depends heavily on passenger bookings, which will rise in the same 10-day period. This will mean airlines will have to rely on external data for their planning and might even regularly update their schedules to reflect demand.
01/05/20 Syd Sharma/Simple Flying

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