Domestic flights to resume from Monday, bookings begin today
NEW DELHI: Domestic flights will finally start taking to the skies from Monday (May 25) in a gradual manner, exactly two months after being stopped as part of the national lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus. Bookings will start from Thursday. However, schedule international flights, which were stopped on March 22, will stay grounded for now. Airports will aim for contactless entry of flyers when the air services resume.
Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted on Wednesday: “Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday (May 25). Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the aviation ministry.”
The ministry is also looking at fare-capping by putting upper and lower limits that airlines can charge for different routes to ensure reduced operations do not lead to an abrupt hike in spot fares. And also to prevent airlines — most of whom are struggling to survive — from charging below cost fares due to competition.
Passengers will need to report to airports at least two hours before flight time as social distancing will have to be observed at different levels. Thermal screening will be done on departure and arrival. While the aviation ministry’s SOPs are awaited, state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) had said on May 15 that downloading and registering on the Aarogya Setu App; doing web check-in and taking a print out of boarding card to airport will be mandatory to fly when schedule flights begin. Passengers will need to wear masks throughout the journey.
乘客需要至少在起飞前两小时到达机场，按不同等级保持社交距离。出发和到达时将进行体温检测。在印度民航部的标准操作程序公布之前，印度机场管理局(AAI)在5月15日表示，必须下载并注册Aarogya Setu App，在网上办理登机手续并将打印好登机牌带到机场。乘客在途中需要全程佩戴口罩。
Passengers have been allowed to carry 350 ml liquid hand sanitiser on board aircraft with them to sanitise hands frequently till up to August 13, 2020, for now.
Start International Flights also.....
Great decision. Very soon India will be on top of the world flying higher and higher.
Hopefully, this time it will not be another damp squib. I wanna go home!
This govt is in celebration mode since the beginning. According to them community transmission never started in India anyway.
Had they stopped international flights/quarantined travellers on arrival, we would have been in much better condition.
Hope international flights start soon.
Government should have resumed it a week ago but finally good decision by the government.
Agreed. We have too little Covid 19 deaths. The USA has almost 1 lakh deaths while having advanced hospitals. India needs to be #1 in covid deaths. At least 50 lakh minimum considering we are a poor nation with poor healthcare.
India has a lot of sunshine unlike UK,New York and Canada Deaths are related to ur level of vitamin D3
Please make it clear whether the passengers travelling will be institutional quarantined when the land at the destination. The government made a fool of people who traveled by trains on arriving at the destination without informing this at the time of booking. Please don't make fool of the passengers again
No quarantine, the ministry web site and airlines web sites very clear.