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Domestic air passenger numbers growing steadily towards pre-COVID level: Puri

The number of domestic air passengers is growing steadily towards pre-COVID levels, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday. “Number of domestic passengers grows steadily towards pre-COVID figures. 2,35,564 passengers on 2,238 flights, total flight movements 4,480, total footfalls at airports 4,69,871,” Puri wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

Coronavirus has severely affected the aviation industry. To curb the COVID-19 spread in the country, the central government suspended domestic flights in March. After a gap of two months, the domestic flight operations resumed gradually on 25 May following the stringent measures.

The civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) earlier extended the suspension of all international flight operations in the country till 31 January. However, the restrictions was not be applicable on international air cargo operations and flights specially approved by DGCA.

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