DOMESTIC flights will be resumed from May 25 in India in a phased manner

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Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday 25th May 2020. All airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May, says Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Cargo flights, those for medical evacuation and special flights to repatriate Indians stranded abroad have been operating during the lockdown. The government, as well as airlines, have talked about a “new normal” when flights start again, with fewer passengers in a flight, mandatory masks and the middle seat left vacant for physical distancing. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the Ministry, Civil Aviation Minister, added in the tweet. He, however, gave no indication about the resumption of international flights. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the ministry, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. Indian airlines are estimated to be losing around ₹90 crore every day due to the shutdown of operations since flights have been grounded since 25 March when the lockdown was first nationwide lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of COVID-19. As on Wednesday, May 20, the government claims that the recovery rate of coronavirus has gone up to over 40 percent. (courtesy to DNA India for the picture)

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