Domestic flights will begin operating in a gradual manner from May 25, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced today on Twitter.
The Minister took to twitter to inform the status of resumption of domestic flight operations, earlier today.
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.
Aviation authorities are preparing for resumption of scheduled passenger flights soon with a limited start of domestic operations. Passengers have been allowed to carry 350 ml liquid hand sanitizer on board aircraft with them for frequent sanitization of hands up to August 13,2020 as of now.
In addition to this, airports across the country have beefed up measures to ensure minimal human interface.
Mr Singh had earlier informed about the level of readiness of airports in resuming passenger operations.
“We have been ready to resume domestic civil aviation for the last one week or so. We are absolutely ready and we could start domestic civil aviation at any time with a little bit of notice. Obviously, if you get the green signal today, it will take two or three days for airlines to open bookings and for us to be able to calibrate the number of flights we can start with”, while speaking to a news agency.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation will soon be announcing the standard operating procedure for domestic air travel.