Domestic flights resume from May 25! SOP for air travel, flight booking rules explained

COVID-19 to change air travel forever! Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri’s tweet on the resumption of domestic passenger flight operations from Monday, May 25 has created a buzz in the airline sector. He had said that the government will come out with the Standard Operating Procedure for airports and airlines very soon.

As per early indications, flight operations could begin between airports located in green zone areas, but that will leave airline companies to ponder the viability of their flights running in and out of those cities, said an IE report. Most of the country’s biggest city and major contributors to the country’s air passenger number are still marked as red zones. National capital Delhi along with Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, etc. are still being under red zone areas. Airline companies may need a go-ahead from the central as well as state governments to operate their flight services, the IE report said further.

On the other hand, SpiceJet has welcomed the government’s views to recommence domestic civil aviation operations from May 25. SpiceJet Chairman and MD, Ajay Singh has said that the proposed resumption will provide a huge boost in lifting the overall economic sentiment in India.

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