Cap on domestic flights hiked to 80%

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday increased the cap on domestic flight capacity from 70 per cent to 80 per cent.

India had suspended flights from March 25 as part of a stringent lockdown. On May 25, airlines were allowed to resume domestic operations with 33 per cent capacity, while international commercial operations are still suspended. “The industry can now operate 2,508 flights daily. Passenger numbers will also cross 3.4 lakh,” said Ameya Joshi, founder of aviation website Network Thoughts.

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