Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said domestic airlines will soon be allowed to increase their capacity and operate to 75 percent.
At present domestic airlines are operating at 65 percent capacity, after domestic flights resumed operations on May 25 — following a gap of two months of nationwide lockdown.
- Expect daily domestic traffic to reach 2 lakh passengers by October-end & 3 lakh between Diwali & year-end.
- Expect to soon permit 75% domestic flight ops if demand continues to rise.
“There is no deadline. But this can happen soon as the domestic numbers are going up. Before this, I said that the pre-COVID domestic number will be achieved between Diwali and New Year.
“Now I am confident that by the first quarter next year, we will be able to surpass the pre-COVID number,” the civil aviation minister said.