The government on Wednesday allowed Indian carriers to operate domestic flights with a capacity of 60 percent higher than the level before the Covid-19, giving additional relaxation. An official order has been issued in this regard. Earlier, on 26 June, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had allowed airlines to operate flights with a maximum capacity of 45 percent before Covid-19.
The lockdown imposed on March 25 in the country led to a ban on aviation services. Domestic flights were later launched on May 25 with a capacity of 33 percent. However, regular international flights are still banned in the country.
The Ministry has revised the order of 26 June allowing it to operate flights with 60 percent capacity instead of 45 percent capacity. Airlines have been flying with an average of 50 to 60 percent capacity since domestic flights resumed in the country from May 25.
International flights have been closed since 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, special international flights have started from May under the Vanda Bharat Mission. With this, flights are also being operated under the bilateral air bubble.