Flights to resume on Monday with one-third capacity| No meals, masks compulsory

Hardeep S Puri

The Hush Post|20:04 pm|one-minute-read|

Indian air carriers will resume operations from 25 May with one third capacity and stringent protocols. These include flights to key metros like Delhi and Mumbai, which have reported high incidents of Covid-19 infections.

Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri told reporters that the capacity utilisation restriction is of one-third for the approved summer schedule.

There will be a lower and upper price limit on fares that will stay till 24 August, the initial phase of opening up of the skies.

The civil aviation ministry has issued detailed guidelines for passengers, airlines, airport operators and other agencies. This would in effect, change the flying experience by a great deal. The focus would now remain on ensuring physical distance and reduced transmission of the virus through surfaces.

There will be no in-flight meal services for passengers. Wearing a face mask and need to reach the airport at least two hours prior to departure are a must. Only those with a green status on Aarogya Setu app will be allowed to travel.

 

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