Over 1 crore passengers travel by air since Resumption of domestic operations
More than 1 lakh domestic flights operated since 25th May 2020
Number of people flying in a single day rises to 1,19,702
More than one crore passengers have flown on 1,08,210 flights since the recommencement of domestic operations on 25 May 2020, informed Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, Civil Aviation. Mr. Puri further said that domestic aviation is moving towards pre-COVID figures. He congratulated all stakeholders on achieving this milestone in India’s journey towards creating an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.
Civil Aviation minister shared that on 24th September 2020, the total number of departing passengers was 1,19,702 and a total number of arriving passengers during this period was 1,21,126. He added that total departures were 1393 whereas arrivals were 1394 taking the total number of movements of flights to 2787. Further, the total number of passenger footfalls at airports across the country was 2,40,828 in a single day.
In the wake of Covid-19, the operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines were ceased with effect from 25th March 2020. These operations resumed after two months on 25th May 2020.