Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara, GoAir Suspended Till May 31; No Flights Allowed Except..
The Government has now announced another change to the airlines’ operations – all domestic and international flights will remain suspended until May 31.
The lockdown has been extended in the country for the fourth time now.
There was a lot of news regarding Air India resuming its operations from May 16, to which, the leading airline has issued a clarification dismissing rumors.
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Air India Issues Clarification; Clarifies Restarting Domestic Flights After Government Gives Permission
As per Air India, the flight booking is currently closed and they will resume after the receipt of directions from the Government of India.
Apparently, there is an internal email of Air India that has been making the rounds of the internet and spreading the wrong information about resuming ticket bookings.
To this, the airline has replied, “The content of this massage is misunderstood and are being misrepresented in various media reports. Commencement of commercial domestic and international flights is not in purview of the airlines.”
Moreover, the airline has asked citizens to follow the Twitter handles of the civil aviation ministry and Air India and their respective websites for official updates about the resumption of flights.
As revealed by the home ministry in a circular, the Government has given permission for a few specific facilities to resume operations, such as domestic air ambulances, flights for medical services and security purposes, and repatriation flights by Air India.
The Government has announced that all domestic and international flights will continue to be suspended till May 31, the latest extension of the lockdown.
Airlines Facing Huge Losses Due To Suspension Of Operations
However, there have been multiple news in the recent past that clarified that airlines may resume in the first week of June and bookings for the flights will commence from May 23.
Flights all over India have been halted since March 25 when the government first imposed the lockdown throughout the country.
An official revealed, “The delay in resumption of flights will hurt airlines dearly. As airline costs keep piling up, revenues have dried up completely. And, to top it, there’s an uncertainty with resumption of services.”
As per reports, all the airlines are losing roughly ?90 crores every day since the lockdown has commenced.