Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced today that India will recommence its domestic flight operations in a calibrated manner from May 25, 2020.
All Indian airports and airlines have been informed about this development. From airports including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai to Vistara and Indigo, Indian aviation members have already issued detailed safety procedures that will be carried out to ensure safe air travel.
Standard operating procedures for passenger movement will be separately issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India soon.
Airports and travellers will have to adhere to the precautionary guidelines issued by the aviation regulatory body, Airports Authority of India.
Commenting on this news, Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, Spicejet said, “We welcome the government’s decision to recommence domestic civil aviation operations from May 25. This resumption will go a long way in lifting the overall economic sentiment in the country. While the SOP for the resumption of operations and details of flights to be operated is still awaited, we are sure that this much-awaited move will help a large number of passengers by providing them access to the safest and quickest means of transport.
“We will strictly adhere to social distancing norms and SOPs laid down by the Government to ensure the best, the cleanest and the most sanitised flying experience.”