1 min read.Updated: 18 Sep 2020, 02:59 PM IST Edited By J. Jagannath
More than 9.1 million passengers have now flown since domestic operations resumed on 25 May, says Civil Aviation Minister
The government had earlier this month allowed airlines to sell seats up to 60% of their seat capacity on domestic flights
New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said the domestic aviation sector is nearly witnessing pre-coronavirus figures return with 1.16 lakh passengers flying on Thursday.
"Domestic civil aviation operations continue smoothly. With 1,16,398 passengers on 17th Sept 2020, we are slowly flying towards the Pre-COVID figures. More than 9.1 million passengers have now flown since operations recommenced on 25 May 2020," said Puri.
Ministry of Civil Aviation said a total of 2,759 flight movements took place across the country on 17 September and that over 2.33 lakh footfalls were recorded at airports across the country on 17 September.
1,376 flight arrivals took place across the country on 17 September, the ministry said.
Airports Authority of India said on Twitter that a total of 31,861 passengers flew across the country from northern India on 17 September, making it "one of the progressive days" for AAI's northern region airports since the resumption of domestic flights on 25 May.
Figures are taking a new flight, everyday! A total of 31,861 passengers flew across the country from Northern India on 17th Sept.'20, making it one of the progressive days for #AAI's Northern region Airports since the resumption of domestic flights. #IndiaFliesHighpic.twitter.com/vbEkigvfhx