Domestic flights resume after two months


New Delhi: Indian skies opened up for domestic passenger services on Monday after a gap of two months, with Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Patna flights being among the first to take off.

Both the flights were operated by IndiGo on Monday morning.

While the Delhi-Pune flight departed at scheduled at 4.45 AM, the Mumbai-Patna flight departed at 6.45 AM.

All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the government has regulated airfares for the first two months as there is huge pent-up demand because of the lockdown and airlines will be running one-third of the approved summer schedule flights on the metro-metro-routes.

The  minimum fare for flights between Delhi and Mumbai have been set at Rs 3,500 and the maximum you will have to pay is Rs 10,000. Also, airlines need to sale minimum 40% seats at a fare which is less than the midpoint of the minimum and maximum value. Desk: Asianet Online