Monday, June 01, 2020

‘Need to Address Several Factors’: Civil Aviation Minister on Restarting International Flights

New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said that ‘several factors need to be addressed’ before restarting international flights, adding that once the country starts operating 50-60% domestic flights, ‘our ability to resume international operations will also improve’.
He tweeted: “Numerous citizens have been approaching us to restart international flights. Several factors need to be addressed. Many international destinations are not allowing incoming passenger traffic, except for their own citizens or diplomats.”
Puri further said that within India, most international flights operate from the metros, with travellers arriving from neighbouring cities and states. He added that the metro cities were under various degrees of lockdown which are beginning to be lifted.
“Some of them are still allowing only limited flights to operate,” he said.
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