Indian carriers have been focusing on domestic routes post-coronavirus lockdown as scheduled international flights remain suspended in the country since 23 March last year
Budget carrier Indigo will start 22 new flights from March 28 onwards, the airline announced on Thursday. The new operations will be from Agartala, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, Bengaluru, Patna and Tirupati, among other cities.
"IndiGo will operate new flights between Agartala-Aizawl under RCS (regional connectivity scheme) and exclusive flights between Bhubaneswar-Patna, Jaipur-Vadodara, Chennai-Vadodara, Bengaluru-Shirdi, Patna-Kochi, and Rajahmundry-Tirupati," a statement by the airline said.
Airlines have to make available 40% of total seats in an aircraft at less than the mid-point price between the highest and lowest fares.
The cap on the number of domestic flights that Indian airlines were permitted to operate will remain at 80% of their pre-Covid levels till 31 March or till the summer schedule begins.
The summer schedule begins at the end of March for all the airlines. Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approves both the schedules - summer and winter - of all the airlines.
The aviation sector has been significantly impacted due to the travel restrictions imposed in India and other countries in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
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