The Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday said domestic flight services would resume from Monday in a “calibrated manner”.
“Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday May 25, 2020. All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from May 25. SOPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.
All commercial passenger flight services have been suspended for a month and a half since March 25. However, cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and special flights were allowed to operate.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has also issued a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for passenger movement.
Issuing SOPs, Airports Authority of India’s directorate of operations said: “Once the lockdown period is declared to be over, airports shall be facilitating limited domestic/international scheduled flights in phases, to start with, may be at 30 per cent capacity to facilitate required social distancing”.