Domestic flights to resume operations from May 25

Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi (SHP)

New Delhi, May 20: In a major announcement, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday declared the resumption of domestic flight travel by May 25.

In an official Twitter announcement Puri wrote, "Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday, May 25. All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May. SoPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued by @MoCA_GoI.

It has been over two months since the lockdown has been enforced by the government of India due to COVID-19. Following the restriction placed on borders and the movement of different modes of transportation, flights were also cancelled.

However, with the recent development, as per the notification made by the aviation minister domestic flight operations are set to resume again.



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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Wed, May 20 2020

    For those wishing larger leg space, wider seats etc, its the same aircrafts and same seats, sit cramped and the passenger sitting next will step on your feet, air-hostess will stare when you don't buy food and keep asking for free glass water

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, May 20 2020

    It is not a wise idea to resume flights from May 25 as lockdown in many places are in effect for some reason or the other. As we all know that Covid-19 has done lot of damage both physically, mentally, financially and you name it. Airlines will have a tough time to handle the situation as do's and don'ts has to be have to be observed by passengers as well as crew members.

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  • Stephen, Mangalore

    Wed, May 20 2020

    Yes; it may be a wrong time owing to the pandemic at the rise. But dont you think as there are people coming back to india due loss of job and / or because they want to be with their families ; there are also people stranded in different states who need to resume their work. Government should resume the international flights too considering those people who are in dire need to go back to their familes and are stranded here in india.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru '

    Wed, May 20 2020

    ಏನಿರುತ್ತೆ ಏನೀರೊಳ ವಿಲ್ ಗೋ
    ಯಾರಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ ಯಾರು ಇರೋಲ್ಲ .... ವಿಲ್ ಕಮ್

    Translated ...
    What will be there won't be there will go
    Who will be there won't be there will come

    Not me...
    Somebody said ok?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 20 2020

    We are thankful to the Almighty ...

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  • V A N, BAJPE

    Wed, May 20 2020

    Big relief to the Virus , it has more space now
    It is not the right time unlock domestic flight restrictions when the virus is in fast exposure mode!

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  • Rahul, BAJPE

    Wed, May 20 2020

    What about international flights??? Could you please tell us..Why not trains? Rich poor differ?

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 20 2020

    We call it as a evacuation still on going process.

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  • Rahul, Bajpe

    Wed, May 20 2020

    Yes , it’s a part of evacuation. But , the people traveling are taking huge risk than anyone. They have compelling reason that outweigh risk of coronavirus. So people jumping over this should calm down.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, May 20 2020

    These domestic flights take the bookings and cancel the flights as dates of flying are coming close-by. They took bookings in first week of April...and end of April said no flights. Again inthe month of may they started the process of bookings and few days before cancelled the flights. They never refund the money back to the customer but giving an option to fly at a later date once they start flying. Now, this is the third time they open up the bookings. They must be doing this to pay salaries for their staff??????

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, May 20 2020

    Possible! Or may be message for us to learn to live with Covid!

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, May 20 2020

    'Kottava ( AI Passenger who bought ticket ) Kodangi....Eskondava ( Air-India) Veerabhadra....


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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, May 21 2020

    True... 😥😥😥...kini kini 🔔

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