Domestic Flights From May 25 In Phased Manner, Not Viable To Keep Middle Seat Empty, Says Govt

by GoNews Desk 2 weeks ago Views 854
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Domestic flights will resume in a phased manner from next Monday, said the Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Wednesday. “All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May. SOPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued”, he said.

The government is likely to give further details on Thursday.

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In an interview to a news agency, Puri said it was not viable to keep the middle seat vacant. “Even if you keep middle seat vacant you'll still have a situation where prescribed distance for social distancing isn't followed. If you were to do it then you've to hike up airline ticket price”, he said.

 

Domestic flights have been grounded since March 25 after the lockdown to check the spread of the coronavirus.

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