All Domestic Flights Will Resume From May 25: India Opens Air Travel After 60 Days!
And finally, the curtains are open. India has declared that air travel will resume from May 25th, all over the nation.
After 60 days of suspension, flights will be finally resumed.
All Domestic Flights To Resume From May 25th
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Puri announced on Twitter that all domestic flights will resume from May 25th. He added that the operations will start in a staggered or ‘calibrated manner’, and more details will be shared regarding the process.
He tweeted: “All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from May 25.”, adding, “SOPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued by @MoCA_GoI.”
Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday 25th May 2020.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 20, 2020
All airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May.
SOPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued by @MoCA_GoI.
Air Travel Finally Resumes After 60 Days
When India went into a lockdown on March 25th, all flights and trains were suspended. Now, after 60 days, passengers will finally be able to travel by air.
Trains have already started, and full blown operations wil begin from June 1st.
This marks the end of lockdown, as we know it.
What Should Passengers Keep In Mind?
Since the danger of coronavirus infections haven’t ended per se, passengers will be mandated to follow some rules and regulations.
Although not officially announced, but in the last few weeks, various officials and private airlines have been giving hints as to what can be the course of action for the passengers.
Some of the rules which we are expecting:
- Every passenger can be mandated to download Aarogya Setu app
- Masks will be compulsory, and in some cases, hand gloves as well
- There will be no check-in at the airport. Every passenger must do a web-checkin at their home, and then simply show the printout or softcopy of that to get boarding pass.
- Passengers can be asked to arrive atleast 2-2.5 hours before the flight
- Social distancing will be strictly enforced: Both in the airport and during the flight
- There would be absolutely no queue in the airports
- Middle seats can be kept vacant, and if that happens, then the airfare will definitely increase.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.