From October 18, Domestic airlines will now be able to travel pre-covid capacity of 100% as the Indian government after reviewing the current situation of covid19 and seeing the growth of domestic air travel the country has allowed scheduled domestic air operations to be restored in the country without any capacity restrictions from the said date.
Since May 2020, The Ministry of Civil Aviation had capped domestic airline capacity where the domestic airlines in the country were capped at 85%.
“After review of the current status of Scheduled Domestic Operations viz-a-viz passenger demand for air travel in terms of the purpose specified in the initial order dated May 21, 2020…it has been decided to restore the scheduled domestic air operations with effect from 18-10-2021 without any capacity restriction.” Said in an official statement.
The official statement also confirmed, “The airline’s airport operators shall however ensure that the guidelines to contain the spread of COVID are strictly adhered to and COVID appropriate behaviour is strictly enforced by them during the travel.”
This move will much-needed relief to airlines who have been demanding restrictions to remove the max capacity, reports have suggested, that the domestic airlines in the country made rapid strides with dipping virus infections. As such, the ongoing festive season will further boost the demand for air travel, when people are eagerly booking travel tickets.