Taking a domestic flight soon? Here’s how Centre’s order of lesser flights, changed ticket prices could impact you

As per the report, while February 28 saw about 3.13 lakh domestic passengers travelling across the country, by May 25, this number had drastically dropped to 39,000.

Domestic air travel in India: Starting from June 1, airlines would only be able to deploy up to 50% flights of pre-COVID levels on domestic routes. The direction from the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation came after it was observed that due to the second wave of the pandemic, the number of air passengers had reduced drastically over the past three months. Till now, airlines had been allowed to deploy flights at a capacity of 80% of pre-COVID levels, according to a report in IE. This marks the first reduction in operational capacity for airlines ever since the domestic flights were allowed to resume operations last year in May after a two-month national lockdown. Moreover, the lower limit of fare bands that the government had issued for domestic flights has also been increased.

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