India’s aviation sector recorded the highest number of passengers on Sunday since the resumption of domestic flights on May 25, 2020. Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said 3,13,668 took 2,353 flights on Sunday making it busiest in terms of the number of passengers since the resumption of flight in May last year.
All international and domestic air travel was shuttered on March 24, ahead of the imposition of the nationwide lockdown. While scheduled international commercial air travel remains suspended, barring special flights and those running under bilateral air bubble arrangements with other countries, domestic flights were restarted on May 25 after a hiatus of two months.
Daily passengers and air traffic rose gradually with the lowering of Covid-19 cases, gradual reopening of different sectors of the economy, and rollout of coronavirus vaccines.
“The number of domestic passengers on 28th February 2021 rose to 3,13,668 on 2,353 flights. This is the highest number since the resumption of domestic flights on 25th May 2020,” said Puri in a statement released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.