India: 1 lakh domestic flights ferry 1 crore passengers since May 25

More than one crore passengers have flown on 1,08,210 flights since the recommencement of domestic operations on May 25, 2020, according to MoS Civil Aviation Hardeep Minister Singh Puri.

The aviation minister further reassured that domestic aviation is moving towards pre-COVID levels amid concerns for the industry which has expressed deep anguish over mounting losses owing to international travel ban and curbs on domestic flights which were lifted on May 25. He congratulated all stakeholders on achieving this milestone in India’s journey towards creating an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

Puri, on Friday, said the total number of departing passengers was 1,19,702 and the total number of arriving passengers during this period was 1,21,126. He added that total departures were 1,393 whereas arrivals were 1,394 taking the total number of movements of flights to 2,787. Further, the total number of passenger footfalls at airports across the country was 2,40,828 in a single day.

In the wake of Covid-19, the operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines were ceased with effect from March 25, 2020. However, these operations resumed after two months on May 25, 2020.

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