Domestic flights

Govt allows domestic flights to operate at 100% capacity: Details here

The move by the government will allow airlines to operate more flights and increase passenger loads as the festive season begins across India.

Oct 12, 2021, 16:40 PM IST

Domestic air travel becomes costlier, govt raises caps on domestic airfares by 9.83-12.82%

The lower caps were imposed to help the airlines that have been struggling financially due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions. 

Aug 13, 2021, 13:08 PM IST

Centre allows domestic carriers to operate at 65 per cent passenger capacity

The ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) increased the capacity of domestic flights to 65 per cent from 50 per cent on Monday. The order dated July 5 read, "After the review of the current status of scheduled domestic operations viz-a-viz passenger demand for air travel in terms of the purpose specified in previous order 01/2020 dated 25.05.2020… 50% capacity may be read as 65 per cent capacity."

Jul 05, 2021, 22:01 PM IST

Exclusive: Domestic airlines suggest Aviation Ministry allow passengers to take flights with COVID vaccine certificates

On behalf of the airlines, representatives said that in case of an emergency journey or if there’s a delay in procuring an RT PCR report, COVID-19 vaccine certificates can come in handy.

Jul 01, 2021, 15:45 PM IST

Air travel alert! Domestic flights to cost 15% more from June 1, check revised rates here

Air carriers in India are facing massive losses, as travellers aren’t feeling secure enough for flying amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country. 

May 29, 2021, 10:36 AM IST

Govt bans on-board meals on flights with duration of less than 2 hours

The ban will come into effect from Thursday, the ministry said in its order. When scheduled domestic flights were resumed on May 25 after coronavirus lockdown last year, the ministry had allowed the airlines to serve in-flight meals under certain conditions.

Apr 12, 2021, 17:09 PM IST

Attention! Domestic airfares' lower limit hiked 5%, govt extends cap on 80% capacity

Besides this, the government also announced that airlines will have to limit their capacity of 80% of pre-Covid times till April. 

Mar 20, 2021, 13:01 PM IST

Air travel becomes expensive as Centre takes THIS major decision; know details

While announcing the resumption of scheduled domestic flights on May 21, 2020, the ministry had placed limits on airfares through seven bands classified on the basis of flight duration. The first such band consists of flights that are of less than 40 minutes duration. 

Feb 11, 2021, 22:37 PM IST

Centre increases domestic flights' cap from 60% to 70% of pre-COVID levels

The Centre has increased the cap on the number of domestic flights that national airlines are permitted to operate.

Nov 12, 2020, 00:16 AM IST

Centre allows airlines to fly 60% of their pre-COVID domestic passenger flights

On June 26, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had allowed the airlines to operate a maximum of 45 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic flights.

Sep 02, 2020, 22:10 PM IST

IndiGo aims to operate 70% of pre-COVID flights by 2020-end

India's largest airline IndiGo operated around 1,500 daily flights in the pre-COVID era. Around 20-25 per cent of these flights were on international routes while the remaining operated domestically.

Jun 15, 2020, 21:26 PM IST

India lockdown amid coronavirus COVID-19 scare: Day 62 in pics

India's Covid-19 cases crossed the 1.45 lakh-mark today with 1,45,380 infections, while the death toll rose to 4,167 with 146 fresh deaths in 24 hours. India yesterday entered the list of 10 worst-hit countries, recording the biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 infections the fourth consecutive day.

May 26, 2020, 15:55 PM IST

Large number of flights cancelled nationwide on first day as services resume after 2 months

The first flight took off from Delhi for Pune at 4.45 am while the first flight departed from Mumbai to Patna at 6.45 am.

May 25, 2020, 12:59 PM IST

Mumbai airport to commence domestic ops from May 26 with 50 flights: Operator

The operator of the Mumbai international airport said on Sunday it will resume commercial passenger services on domestic routes from May 25 with 25 departures and arrivals each. Prior to the suspension of passenger flight services on March 25 in the wake of nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the AAI-GVK group-run airport had been operating over 1,000 daily flights (arrivals and departures), including on international routes.

May 25, 2020, 06:49 AM IST

First domestic flight to take-off tomorrow; Here are the detailed SOP's

With domestic airline operations set to resume from airports across all major cities from 25 May, the new standard operating protocols (SOPs) put in place

May 24, 2020, 08:52 AM IST

India firms up new air travel guidelines; Watch this ground report

With domestic airline operations set to resume from airports across all major cities from 25 May, the new standard operating protocols (SOPs) put in place

May 24, 2020, 08:04 AM IST

DNA: Analysis of new guidelines to follow while travelling through airplane

About a third of operations will be allowed when domestic flights resume on Monday, the civil aviation ministry said while releasing SOPs for flying in the time of coronavirus.

May 21, 2020, 22:54 PM IST

'No steep hike in air fares for domestic flights' says Hardeep Singh Puri

Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday addressed a presser on new air travel guidelines ahead of the resumption of domestic flight services from May 25 onwards.

May 21, 2020, 17:30 PM IST

India's domestic flights rules: Only web check-in, no meals, early arrival and more

The Centre on Thursday (May 21) issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for air passengers before the resumption of domestic flight services on May 25. The Centre released the SOP after the Airport Authority of India (AAI) had issued SOPs for airports. As per the guidelines issued by the Centre, Aarogya Setu App will not be mandatory for children below 14 years of age and all travellers will have to walk through the thermal screening zones before entering the airport terminal building.

May 21, 2020, 13:26 PM IST

GoAir to open for booking for domestic flights from April 15: Spokesperson

India suspended all flights on March 24 in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus. On March 27, the suspension was extended till April 14. 

Apr 06, 2020, 19:23 PM IST