Domestic flights to resume from May 25: Hardeep Singh Puri

Domestic flights will resume in a gradual manner from May 25, that is next Monday, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.

Domestic flights to resume from May 25: Hardeep Singh Puri

The minister wrote on Twitter: “Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday, May 25, 2020. All airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May. SOPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued by aviation ministry.”

 

 

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has finalized its standard operating procedure for restoring scheduled commercial flights as soon as the go-ahead for the game comes from the government.

The state-run authority, which handles air traffic control services across India, expects 30% scheduled flights to get operational at the beginning between big cities, and then the same will gradually be scaled up. To begin with, flights could operate within a certain time with the same getting increased as things unfold.

While the standard operating procedures are awaited, the AAI on May 15 tweeted that downloading and registering on the Aarogya Setu App, doing web check-in, and taking a print out of boarding card to the airport will be mandatory to fly when schedule commercial flights begin shortly.

“With the possibility of resumption of domestic flights soon, AAI has released some steps that must be followed so passengers are fully geared up while traveling. Wear a mask, carry a hand sanitizer, keep documents handy and register on Aarogya Setu App,” AAI had tweeted.