Tuesday, July 13, 2021

India records highest domestic air traffic since second COVID-19 wave: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages, India has touched a new aviation milestone. Newly appointed Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Monday that the country had recorded its highest domestic air traffic since the second wave of COVID-19.

Taking to Twitter, Jyotiraditya Scindia said: "India records the highest domestic air traffic since the second wave of Covid-19 hit India. We are well on our way to gradually regaining pre-COVID-19 traffic levels!"

Meanwhile, days after taking over as India's new Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said that budget airline SpiceJet will start eight new flights from Madhya Pradesh starting July 16. In a tweet, the minister said that the new routes would be Gwalior-Mumbai-Gwalior, Gwalior-Pune-Gwalior, Jabalpur-Surat-Jabalpur, and Ahmedabad-Gwalior-Ahmedabad.

"Good news for Madhya Pradesh! Starting 8 new flights from July 16 onwards via @flyspicejet," he said.

Scindia further said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the aviation industry are committed to take the regional connectivity service 'UDAN' to greater heights. Maintaining and extending the success of the regional connectivity programme would be a major challenge for the newly-appointed minister.

Scindia took charge of the ministry headquartered at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan on Friday. He succeeds Hardeep Singh Puri who has now got the Ministry of Petroleum while retaining the Urban Affairs Ministry.

12/07/21 Free Press Journal

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