Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Domestic flights see only 57% occupancy

New Delhi: The first week of schedule domestic flight resumption saw 2.8 lakh people fly on aircrafts that were barely half full. Contrary to the belief that there will be a rush of stranded people, big airlines reported aircraft occupancy in the range of 44% to 57%.

Domestic flights were suspended on March 25 as part of the lockdown and allowed to resume at a one-third summer schedule level on May 25.

According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data released on Tuesday, May 25-31 period saw 2.8 lakh domestic flyers. May 2019 (full month) had seen 1.2 crore domestic flyers. The two month suspension has led to a 43.4% fall in domestic flyers this January-May. The first five months of this year saw 3.3 crore domestic flyers, as opposed to 5.8 crore in the same period last year.

On June 13, aviation minister H S Puri had tweeted that “more than 10 lakh people have now flown on more than 11,500 flights since domestic operations recommenced on May 25, 2020”.
17/06/20 Times of India

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