IndiGo approves most flights
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed 18,843 domestic flights every week from 108 airports in the country, based on the demand of airline companies. These flights of the summer schedule will be operated till the last Sunday of October 2021. If you look at the figures, IndiGo Airlines has been approved to fly for the maximum of 8,749 destinations. These include flights which are to be operated under the flight scheme. Apart from Indigo, SpiceJet has 2854 flights, Alliance Air’s 742, Air India 1683, Go Air’s 1747, Vistara’s 1288, True Jet’s 344, Star Air’s 115, Pawan Hans’s 24, Flight Big’s 54 flights across the country 108. Will fly every week from the airports.
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In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave priority to increase air connectivity as soon as the center is in power. For the last 6-7 years, the work of connecting many new cities with air connectivity is going on continuously. Capacity of many existing airports is also being expanded. The work of connecting small cities, hill towns and remote areas with air connectivity is also going on fast. In this episode, flights from the recently launched airports like Bareilly, Roopsey have also been allowed to run on the summer schedule.
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80 percent domestic flights in summer schedule
Domestic airlines in the Corona era were launched in May 2020 in a phased manner. Even today 80 percent of domestic flights are flying. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that very soon the aviation sector will reach the pre-Kovid level. The DGCA has approved only 80 per cent of the flights for the year 2020 as compared to the per-week summer schedule approval. For the first year of the lockdown, 2020 DGCA approved 24,409 flights departures to various airlines. Now 80 per cent of them i.e. around 18,843 flights have been approved to depart every week.
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Kovid protocol will have to be followed
DGCA has shown strictness in many airports in the country for not following the Corona Protocol properly. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has also put a stop to all the speculation that domestic flight services will not be stopped again despite the increasing cases of corona virus. The Union Minister made it clear that the flight service is the safest to go anywhere. Air travelers must wear face masks and follow social distances during the journey. If the rules are violated, the passengers will be fined. If a passenger does not follow the rules, he will be put on the no fly list.