Domestic flights will resume in a gradual manner from May 25, that is coming Monday, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.
The minister took to Twitter to make the announcement. “Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday May 25 2020. All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from May 25th. SOPs for passenger movement are being separately issued by aviation minisry.”
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has finalised its standard operating procedure for restoring schedule commercial flights as soon as the go-ahead for the game comes fromt h government.
The state-run authority, which handles air traffic control services across India, expects 30% scheduled flights to get operational in 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.