Domestic flights will operate with 85 percent capacity, the government has issued guidelines


There has been some decrease in the cases of Kovid-19 in the country. After this, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has allowed domestic airlines to start services with 85 percent capacity. In a statement issued by the Central Government, it has been said that after reviewing the current status of domestic operations, it has been decided to increase the passenger capacity from 72.5 percent to 85 percent. On behalf of the ministry, it has been said that there is no need for the airlines to increase the fare till this month.

Earlier, the ministry had allowed domestic airlines to increase their flight capacity from 65 per cent to 72.5 per cent with immediate effect. The ministry on Saturday issued a fresh order, modifying its August 12 order to increase the capacity from 72.5 per cent to 85 per cent. Saturday’s order also stated that the limit of 72.5 per cent would remain in place ’till further orders’.

In the order, the ministry said that the fare band would be applicable only for 15 days. Airlines are not required to stick to the fare band for the remaining 15 days of the month. Along with this, passengers will have to take full care of the corona protocol during the journey. Social distancing with masks, sanitizers is very important. Domestic airlines were also constantly demanding to increase the capacity of passengers. Although companies got relief from 65 percent to 72.05 percent, but once again the passenger load has been increased.


The ministry on Saturday issued a fresh order, modifying its August 12 order to read “72.5 per cent capacity as 85 per cent capacity”. Saturday’s order also said that the limit “will remain in force until further orders”. The government had resumed scheduled domestic flights on May 25 last year after a gap of two months. At that time, the ministry did not allow airlines to operate more than 33 per cent of their domestic services pre-Covid-19.

By December, this was gradually increased to 80 per cent. Till June 1, this limit remained up to 80 percent. decision was made.



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