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460 Flights Ferried Over 34,000 On Wednesday: Aviation Minister

A total of 460 domestic flights carrying 34,336 passengers were operated on Wednesday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today.

Domestic flight operations resumed in India on Monday after a gap of two months. A total of 428 and 445 domestic services were operated in the country on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

In February this year, when the lockdown was not imposed, around 4.12 lakh passengers travelled daily through domestic flights in India, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data.

During the pre-lockdown period, Indian airports handled around 3,000 daily domestic flights, said aviation industry sources.

“India is flying high. Domestic operation figures for May 27, 2020 (till 23.59 hrs): Departures 460 with 34,336 passengers handled. Arrivals 464 with 33,525 passengers handled,” Mr Puri said on Twitter.

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