New Delhi: The central government has given good news to domestic air travelers during festivals. Actually, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has given relief in the ban imposed on domestic flights after the coronavirus epidemic. According to the order of the Ministry, now from 18 October 2021, the applicable restrictions regarding the capacity of passengers in domestic commercial flights will be removed. In simple words, now domestic commercial flights will be able to fly with their full capacity.
Covid protocol will have to be followed strictly
In September 2021, the central government increased the passenger capacity of domestic flights from 72.5 percent to 85 percent. Now flights will be operated in the country with full capacity from next week. Along with allowing flights to operate at full capacity, the ministry has asked airlines and airport operators to ensure all measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, during the journey, strict adherence to covid friendly behavior should be made.
Passenger numbers increased from August 2021
In the first six days of September 2021, 2 lakh people traveled by air daily. Not only this, similar figures were seen in August 2021 as well. In August, 65,26,753 people traveled by air in 57,498 flights in the country, which is 33 percent more than in July 2021. After the decline in the cases of Covid-19, the Center had announced relaxation in the rules of air travel from August. At the same time, the central government has also announced an increase in the fare of domestic flights on 21 June and 13 August 2021.
Airlines have the freedom to fix the fare for 15 days
In September 2021, the central government gave a big relief to the airlines, allowing them to fix the fare for 15 days in a month. For the remaining 15 days, they will have to take the rent according to the price band fixed by the government. Under the rental price band, the government was fixing the lowest and highest rental limit till now, but now it has been relaxed. Let us tell you that the aviation sector has been badly affected due to the coronavirus epidemic. During the year 2020, the operation of airlines was completely stopped. Domestic flight services started after the service was closed for several months, but the passenger number was reduced to 50 percent.