The Civil Aviation ministry of India has raised concerns regarding the previously imposed restrictions on domestic and international air transportation industry.

Accordingly the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights shall be in force till Nov 30 and the ministry had previously allowed the airlines to operate a maximum of 45 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic flights.

However it is reported that
Indian airlines are now allowed to operate maximum 60 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic passenger flights till February 24 next year as per the directions by Civil Aviation Ministry.

It is mentioned that the ministry had informed the airlines about the 60 per cent limit through an official order on September 2 and however it had not told them the period for which the restriction would remain in place.

In order to clarify the situation On October 29, the ministry has issued a new order explaining the rationale of the order made on September 2

The Indian aviation industry was temporarily shut down for two months due to covid-19 pandemic and the domestic passenger services were resumed subject to restrictions in the month of May following which the restrictions were eased in the month of June.

International flights remain suspended till next year and however special aircrafts shall continue to operate under the Vande Bharat Mission as per bilateral air bubble pacts signed with various countries.


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