Saturday, September 26, 2020

Over 1 crore domestic passengers, India moving towards pre-COVID levels, says Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation (Independent Charge), said that India’s domestic air passenger numbers are “moving towards” pre-COVID-19 levels, adding that more than one crore passengers travelled on 108,210 flights since domestic operations resumed.

In a tweet on September 25, Puri said: “More than one crore passengers on 108,210 flights since recommencement of domestic operations on May 25. Moving towards Pre-COVID figures. Congratulations to all stakeholders on achieving this milestone! We continue our journey towards creating an #AatmaNirbharBharat.” (sic)

All passenger flights in India – domestic and international were suspended on March 25, when the country went under lockdown to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, domestic flights have resumed in a controlled manner from May 25, while international flights have been restricted to repatriation flights and select air bubble destinations.

26/09/20 Moneycontrol News

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