New Delhi – The fare category for domestic flights, within which air companies have to operate, has been extended to 24 February 2021 by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. These fare categories come into force from May 21, 2020.
The number of daily commuters reached 2.05 lakh on 1 November 2020. When domestic aviation opened in May 2020, airlines were allowed to fly with 33 percent of normal capacity (according to details released in summer, 2020). At that time, the daily average traffic was around 30,000. This limit was increased to 45 percent on 26 June 2020. On September 2, 2020, this limit was again increased and raised to 60 percent. Currently airlines can operate up to 60 percent of their capacity.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation is monitoring traffic every day, and it is expected that traffic will increase with the festival season. As passenger traffic increases, the upper limit will be increased to 70–75 percent of normal capacity in the coming times.