Domestic Flights To Resume From May 25 In ‘Calibrated Manner’: Govt

SRINAGAR: Domestic passenger flights will resume from Monday “in a calibrated manner”, the government said today.

Flights were stopped in late-March when the country went into lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus.

“Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday 25th May 2020. All airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May,” tweeted Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri.

SOPs for passenger movement is also being separately issued by the ministry, he said.

The government, as well as airlines, have talked about a “new normal” when flights start again, with fewer passengers in a flight and the middle seat left vacant for physical distancing.

Earlier, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced lockdown4 with the incremental easing of restrictions, aviation regulator DGCA had asserted that scheduled commercial passenger flights would stay suspended till May 31.

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