Union ministry of civil aviation on Tuesday announced that the domestic flights can operate at 100% of their pre-Covid capacity from 18th October.
The official statement:
“After review of the current status of Scheduled Domestic Operations viz-a-viz passenger demand for air travel in terms of the purpose specified in the initial order dated May 21, 2020…it has been decided to restore the scheduled domestic air operations with effect from 18-10-2021 without any capacity restriction.
The airlines airport operators shall however ensure that the guidelines to contain the spread of COVID are strictly adhered to and COVID appropriate behaviour is strictly enforced by them during the travel.”
During the first wave, the Government capped the capacity to 25 per cent from thereon, there is an increase in capacity with every single month, gradually. In September, the capacity was 85 per cent.
The number of cases had reduced compared to how it was last year and most of the people are vaccinated as well. This is one of the major reasons for the relaxation of the capacity.