New Delhi: Amidst the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, India has permitted to operate domestic airlines with 100 percent capacity from October 18. At present, the seating capacity in airlines is restricted to 85 percent.
The official statement issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation said, “After reviewing current status of Scheduled Domestic Operations viz-a-viz passenger demand for air travel in terms of the purpose specified in the initial order dated May 21, 2020, it has been decided to restore the scheduled domestic air operations with effect from October 18, 2021 without any capacity restriction.”
“The airlines airport operators shall however ensure that the guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19 are strictly followed and COVID-19 appropriate behaviour is enforced by them during the travel,” said the official statement.
Earlier today, the Ministry of Civil Aviation circulated a fresh circular to all airlines and airports in India, asking them to provide protocol courtesy support to Members of Parliament at airports.