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India: Airlines can now operate up to 80% capacity in domestic sector

DGCA on Thursday announced that airlines can operate at 80% capacity of ore-covid levels.

We had earlier reported that airlines can operate at 70% of pre-covid levels. But on Thursday, the cap on the number of domestic flights that Indian airlines are permitted to operate was increased from 70% to 80% of pre-covid levels.

Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday tweeted, “Domestic operations recommenced with 30K passengers on 25 May,2020 and have now touched a high of 2.52 lakhs on 30 November,2020. Ministry of Civil Aviation is now allowing domestic carriers to increase their operations from existing 70% to 80% of pre-covid approved capacity.”

After re-opening the Indian skies on 25th May,2020,clearly the demand for flights has seen a rapid growth.

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